Originally Posted by Istrom
Pom pom crab is a great idea
I've seen them kept in .5 gallon tanks (cruel, but possible). I had two of them. One had no anemones and the other had both. Somehow the one with both made theirs split and gave them to the other one.
I read they chop them/ frag them to have 2!
How cute, lol.
Every time I try to buy these they are out of stock at the lfs
I have Camel Shrimp in my nano. they are very striking and move strangely like a wasp, or robotic shrimp or something, it kinda creeped me out at first. They are in the nano tank, the main reason was that they will eat some corals or could possible eat some corals. I feed mine a varied diet and don't see them picking on any of the couple of frags I have in the 5G nano. I have 2 and they have doubled in size since I got them. I would like to get several more as I understand they like a group.
In that tank I added a couple of blue leg Hermits (extra shells) and Chaeto, and some Halimeda, there is also some black Codium, Gracillaria.
There are Dwarf Cerith snails, Dwarf Planaxis, Nassarius Vibex (not vegetarians) they make me smile every time I feed them...little snorkle pops out of the substrate and then some sand shaking and out pops a snails, never gets old, lol!!! You can tell I like them
Nerite snail, Astrea snail, tons of pods
growing like crazy. Got most of the snails and stuff from John at Reef Cleaners (very generous)
I wanted a nice SW
tank with lots of macroalgaes but then I got an Urchin..... he eats anything macroalgae, and fast! I cant even grow the dreaded Calerpa because he eats it before it gets established!!! So I feed him Nori and he lives in my 35G and I have a 5G macroalgae tank instead.
my tank has been up almost a year and I do not have filtration other than live rock and sand do pwc
or .5-1 gallon every 7-10 days. Depending on my schedule but also how much I have been feeding. I feel the tank has been very successful for the inhabitants. The air bubbler causes lots of salt creep so I am considering changing to a different tank for it, like a 6.6G Edge. It is in a Fluval Chi with top cover minus the center filter.
Here is the tank back in August 2014. Not so much red Macro algae as the Urchin ate most of it. The sand is Garnet sand I reused from my FW
tank after drying and cleaning it.