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Old 07-06-2011, 02:20 AM   #1
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I bought 3 big pieces of live rock and this little guy was hiding

Ok so I bought 3 big pieces of live rock and this little guy was hiding. My levels (as far as I know yesterday morning) are off the charts. But he's been in for 6 hours and is going fine. Is this good?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:23 AM   #2
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What did you find there is no picture or description.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:24 AM   #3
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This is him. He is small.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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Looks like a hermit crab to me. I cycled with a hitchhiker hermit, he turned out fine.
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Looks like a hermit crab to me. I cycled with a hitchhiker hermit, he turned out fine.
Is there any reason that it's still alive? Can inverts live in those water conditions?
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Is there any reason that it's still alive? Can inverts live in those water conditions?
As far as I know, inverts are actually more sensitive to poor water conditions. Maybe common hermits are stronger. I don't know.

Mine hitched a ride on live rock, as well as some sponges and a couple of stars. All lived. Well, but for the sponges, I had to take the rocks out of the water for a few minutes while I was arranging them in the tank. I had a very fast cycle with all live rock and it was cured too, but with a shrimp I did have spikes: ammo 1-2 and nitrite around 2 also and my nitrate was at 40! All survived.
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As far as I know, inverts are actually more sensitive to poor water conditions. Maybe common hermits are stronger. I don't know.

Mine hitched a ride on live rock, as well as some sponges and a couple of stars. All lived. Well, but for the sponges, I had to take the rocks out of the water for a few minutes while I was arranging them in the tank. I had a very fast cycle with all live rock and it was cured too, but with a shrimp I did have spikes: ammo 1-2 and nitrite around 2 also and my nitrate was at 40! All survived.
Hmmm...interesting...well I mine should be done in the next few days or so. So he may be a fighter. Heres a better pic.
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I think this is awesome! Now I want to go out and get an aquarium to set up as salt water and just keep buying rocks for it to see what I get. I love grab bags!!! I think he is cute. Hope he makes it!
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I think this is awesome! Now I want to go out and get an aquarium to set up as salt water and just keep buying rocks for it to see what I get. I love grab bags!!! I think he is cute. Hope he makes it!
Thanks so much! He is a cutie. You should deff get a sw! So much fun and so worth it!!!
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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!!!
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