So it's my first attempt with SW
. I chose the nano for two reasons. First was because of limited room and the second being I like a challenge since things can go from bad to worse pretty quickly.
It's a previously used, (free) Oceanic Bio Cube 12 gal
that I started this 9 weeks ago. Put in about 14 pounds of LS
and 6 of LR
and let it run. The LR
came from Petco with a snail and hermit crab hitchhiker. The snail left us about a week ago. Oh well, life goes on.
Went to a highly recommended (from a few friends) SW
. I explained my whole story and asked some loaded questions. Got everything I was looking for as far as answers.
So, my girl and I came home with the following :
About a 6 pound chunk of LR
and with it, 5 Brittle Starfish hitchhikers. 👍
4 Nassarius snails
2 Astraea snails
1 Ricordia frag
1 Watchman Goby (Blue Dot)
1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp.
Since the addition, the hermit crab is all over the place. The Goby was the first in and disappeared right into the original LR
. The shrimp was next and found a nice hole to hide in also. I'm not sure if they both know each other exist, but the Goby has found a new spot to chill. Neither like the hermit crab so far. Two snails are making the rounds and the other 4 knew what to do in the sand. The frag is opening up nicely and I think it's got a fair, but not over powering amount of flow.