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Old 12-18-2006, 09:16 AM   #31
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Awesome.

When I bought my blue legged hermits I accidentally got a scarlet in there with them. He has grown to about 4 times the size of the blues. When he comes by, the blue legged hermits cower in their shells until he passes. It's really cute to watch.

Congrats on Pods, that's great.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:50 AM   #32
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New Aquarium Setup quote from LFS - please advise

Wow, that is a lot of hermits. They will probably eat a lot of your snails, in the search for larger shells. Make sure you get some bigger shells, for them to grow into. You can find a bag of extra shells from most craft stores.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:32 PM   #33
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Whoa I'm such a retard. Its actually 20 Hermits and 20 snails. Not 40. Should I get more or do you guys think that is enough?

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When I bought my blue legged hermits I accidentally got a scarlet in there with them. He has grown to about 4 times the size of the blues. When he comes by, the blue legged hermits cower in their shells until he passes. It's really cute to watch.
Hahaha, that's really cool. Mine is sorta slow and just hangs out in the back, I havn't seen him much so far.
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What kind of snails? You could probably do about 20 more snails. I like these snails:
Nerite Snail
Nassarius Snail
Cerith Snail
Abalone
Tongan Fighting Conch
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They are mostly margerita snails, and a couple Turbos. I sort of regret getting the turbos now cause I've heard they can foul up the water pretty bad when they die.

Do you think I can put a shrimp and a star in yet?
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I don't think any single snail (unless it is huge) will foul a larger tank, you may have problems if a few die. I would wait on the star, but you can definitely go with a shrimp....one thing first, how old is your tank?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:23 PM   #37
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It will be three weeks this Friday. I've been doing weekly water changes of about 10 %. Nitrites are 0, nitrates are about .15, phosphates were at about .20-.30 I believe. All other parameters are good.
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Those phosphates and nitrAtes can cause algae outbreaks. Have you tested your source water, for those two?
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I have not checked my source water. I figured the numbers were just a result of the tank getting settled in. I suppose I should check my source water now that you mention it.
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Bugs!

Quick question: can I clean the glass with my magnetic cleaner? The reason I ask is because, like I mentioned earlier, tiny, tiny pods are litereally all over the glass. Using the cleaner totally wipes them away.

I'm seeing big ones on my rocks as well. I thought these things show up in a few months, its only been a few weeks at this point. Haha, I hope they are pods and not something else; small little white bugs.

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