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Old 07-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #11
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I'm cycling right now with live rock and have several hermits. One is a bigger one that I just found today and he is in a shell about the size of a nickle. I also have a couple snails. I'm hoping they all make it too.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #12
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He is a cutie! He was even looking in the camera as if posing for the picture!
How bad is the water now? I hope the little guy survives!

I recall that mine was kinda passive during the cycle, well even before that, I guess, when the readings were 0 across the board. But when I got snails for my CUC, he became like a little general there! Moving around, climbing rocks, moving snails if he thought they shouldn't be where they were... Yesterday he even climbed the glass!!!
Haha yeah.
Ammonia: .25ppm
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Do you think my tank is almost cycled? Wow thats an acrobatic hermit!!!! Haha
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:53 PM   #13
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Haha yeah.
Ammonia: .25ppm
Nitrite: 1ppm
Nitrates: 40ppm
pH: 7.8
Do you think my tank is almost cycled? Wow thats an acrobatic hermit!!!! Haha
Seems that way, Lane.
Those numbers look almost like mine at the end of the cycle.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:18 PM   #14
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IME, snails and crabs are very hardy! I have nothing to back that up, it just seems it's hard for one to die. I've had some very bad parameters in my early fishkeeping, not intentionally, but i've never lost a snail or a crab, except one that died right after purchase.
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IME, snails and crabs are very hardy! I have nothing to back that up, it just seems it's hard for one to die. I've had some very bad parameters in my early fishkeeping, not intentionally, but i've never lost a snail or a crab, except one that died right after purchase.
My crab proves this point too. But Carey's seem to die for no apparent reason, she said.
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Seems that way, Lane.
Those numbers look almost like mine at the end of the cycle.
Thanks. I feel really secure when we have people like you.
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I've got some hermits that came with previous setups adn they have flourished under some very bad water conditions and cycling.

Lately it just seems that my hermits keep dying. Not sure if they are killing each other or what. Even in the cube where there hasnt been any death.
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Thanks. I feel really secure when we have people like you.
Oh thanks! I'm a newbie too though, just learning from the gurus here on AA

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I've got some hermits that came with previous setups adn they have flourished under some very bad water conditions and cycling.

Lately it just seems that my hermits keep dying. Not sure if they are killing each other or what. Even in the cube where there hasnt been any death.
Sometimes there seems to be no explanation at all! I believe that things happen for a reason, but not all of them lol!
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Oh thanks! I'm a newbie too though, just learning from the gurus here on AA

Sometimes there seems to be no explanation at all! I believe that things happen for a reason, but not all of them lol!
Yeah. Carey, sorry about that. Hey Carey, have you ever lived in Texas?
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Oh wow!! That is a cool hitch hiker.
I have to pay $15+ for these little hermits!!!
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