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Old 07-07-2004, 06:07 PM   #1
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Getting undesirable critters off new live rock

Hello All - I am planning to put about 100lbs of "cured" live rock into a 120 gal new tank in a week or so. ' any thoughts on how to best remove mantis shrimp or other potential troublemakers? I am planning on a hypersaline dip for minute or so -- does this work? Any tips? ' any suggetsed readings?
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I would like to know too, since I will be purchasing live rock soon.
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Old 07-07-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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Since its a new tank I'd just dump all the rock in. If/when any 'bad guys' show up it will give you something to do while the tank matures.
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it will give you something to do while the tank matures.

Yea, like chase them around the tank. . There are 3 anveues here,

1. Leave em. Catch them when you can unless you have a problem.

2. high sg dip, then sort through the critters and decide which ones you want.

3. carbonated water dip, same as 2.

I personally like the high sg dip if you have to.

Unfortunatly I am still new and don't know about all the "wanted and not wanted" so I chose option 1 on my last order. Actually glad I did. Found out today I have a porclin (spelling) (take it easy on me Bearfan) :P , and I think I have a pistol shrimp. Once in a while I hear a "popping" sound comming from my tank. Almost like a click? HTH
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Here's the Carbonated Water Dip I did and was very happy with.
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The other option is to trap them if you can. The size of the hitchiker can help make your decision.
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The other option is to trap them if you can. The size of the hitchiker can help make your decision.
Good luck with traps on 100#...I did a carbonated water dip and then trapped the remaining. Glad I did the dip first.
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either the high sg dip or carbonated dip work best imo
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Just out of curiosity how much does 100LBS of LR cost??
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Think I spent ~$350 shipped.
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