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Old 07-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #141
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Diatoms are seriously blowing up right now! I caught the crab out eating some, tried to get a quick vid for you guys, but as soon as I took out my phone he retreated back in to the rocks... Haha
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #142
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Diatoms are seriously blowing up right now! I caught the crab out eating some, tried to get a quick vid for you guys, but as soon as I took out my phone he retreated back in to the rocks... Haha
Yeah. Some nassarius (sp?) snails would be happy in there. Lol.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #143
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Diatoms are seriously blowing up right now! I caught the crab out eating some, tried to get a quick vid for you guys, but as soon as I took out my phone he retreated back in to the rocks... Haha
Man that spread like a wildfire
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:06 AM   #144
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Nassarius snails dont eat algae.

I believe its astrea snails that eat diatoms, but not 100% on that. Nassarisu snails are the ones that go under the sand and pop up when you feed your tank. I dont have a single tank without those guys, LOVE them! lol
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Nassarius snails dont eat algae.

I believe its astrea snails that eat diatoms, but not 100% on that. Nassarisu snails are the ones that go under the sand and pop up when you feed your tank. I dont have a single tank without those guys, LOVE them! lol
Yes you are correct of course. I actually knew this one!!! The diatoms should decipate after about a week or so if im not mistaken. Aslo if im not mistaken its a stage your tank will go through
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Yep, we all get diatoms and the stage should pass like said above. Couple weeks max. Then the good stuff starts happening.
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Yep, we all get diatoms and the stage should pass like said above. Couple weeks max. Then the good stuff starts happening.
I was actually right!!! Im so proud of my self! Going to AA actually paid off!
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Yeah, I know it's just a stage, but should I still assemble a decent clean up crew? Perhaps an Astraea turbo or some Cerith snails? Along with a couple hermits? The Astraeas stay kind of small? Only about an inch???

BTW, SERIOUSLY glad to have you hear Carey! I know you're experienced, and I'm sure I'll need your help along this journey!

I know I've said it before but, thanks again to everyone, I'm having a lot of fun with this tank, and with this thread as well!
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Yeah, I know it's just a stage, but should I still assemble a decent clean up crew? Perhaps an Astraea turbo or some Cerith snails? Along with a couple hermits? The Astraeas stay kind of small? Only about an inch???

BTW, SERIOUSLY glad to have you hear Carey! I know you're experienced, and I'm sure I'll need your help along this journey!

I know I've said it before but, thanks again to everyone, I'm having a lot if fun with this tank, and with this thread as well!
Yes a cuc is a good thing to have. Id stay away frim turbos and go with astrea
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:17 AM   #150
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Okay, so an Astraea, 2 Nassarius, 2 scarlet hermits, and my emerald crab. Sound good???
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