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Old 08-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #411
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New acquisitions!

2 Trochus snails
1 More Astraea
1 More Scarlet Hermit
1 Small Emerald Crab

I also picked up some chemiclean, which was a HUGE rip off at my LFS. $18 and I'm not even sure if I'm going to use it. If I do, it'll be at half strength. Now to acclimating...
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #412
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Very nice! The bags look bigger than the tank!
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #413
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Haha thanks! I guess looks can be deceiving...
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You're lovin those little critters ain't ya.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #415
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Haha, I am!

So when I threw the emerald in, he immediately started to pick at the cyano! Sweet!

But then he quickly crawled up the rocks, picked at all my poor zoas until they closed up, picked at the torch tentacles, then ate an Astrea star... Now he's mounted one of the Trochus snails, picking algae of its shell...

I've got a new trouble maker...

Maybe this will just end up being a FOWLR...
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #416
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Trochus snails are THE BEEZ KNEEZ!

Man they are doin work!
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #417
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So after cleaning the tank, picking out as much cyano as I could make myself do, and a 2g water change, I added less than half a spoon of chemi clean last night. I positioned my powerhead as I high as I could without sucking air, and it is providing a good amount of agitation to keep the water well oxygenated. No apparent signs of stress on any inhabitants yet. I tested this morning and all levels are finally at 0. They better be, I've done 3 2g water changes this week. The Trochus snails are plowing through the algae on all the rocks, I'm extremely happy with them. I also caught the emerald crab devouring my chaeto that I had hidding behind the rocks... So much for that... Overall, I'm feeling a lot better about the tank today. I just hope the cyano goes, and that I can keep levels at 0... Only time will tell, I suppose. Wish me luck!
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so what are you doung with the crab? or the corals? since they're not compatible
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so what are you doung with the crab? or the corals? since they're not compatible
Emerald crabs are "supposed" to be reef safe. As long as he has plenty of algae to graze on, or I target feed him, he should stay away from any coral. He's been behaving, for the most part. I'll probably put some dried seaweed in for him once in a while, noticed they actually have that at petsmart, so I don't have to make the far trip to my LFS. I'll also target feed him frozen meaty foods, as well.

EDIT: I think he was just starved at the LFS, so when I put him in he picked at everything he could find! He seems a lot more mellow now. Scraping algae from the rocks, and picking at the macro algae.
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Any idea what this is growing off the back of my torch...?
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