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Old 07-04-2010, 10:08 AM   #11
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i'd watch the starfish my chocolate chip ate one of my nass snails and some of my sponges of my l.r. going to setup a 10gal tank just for my starfish,i'm thinking of getting some low light corals.
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gobies are fine with snails, stars, and shrimp.
what starfish are you thinking of? many are difficult to keep and are not for new tanks.
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Hmm maybe a starfish is not the best idea. Any ideas for a newbie is greatly appreciated. I am not sure I trust the LFS 100% Better advice here. Already changed my idea from LS to just sand.
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what starfish are you thinking of? many are difficult to keep and are not for new tanks.
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If you do go with a CUC, add it a month or two after you add fish to avoid starvation. Most liverock already contains some sort of CUC to begin with such as mini brittle stars and bristleworms that hitch-hiked. Chocolate Chip's are not reef safe and will go after coral.
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If you do go with a CUC, add it a month or two after you add fish to avoid starvation. Most liverock already contains some sort of CUC to begin with suck as mini brittle stars and bristleworms that hitch-hiked. Chocolate Chip's are not reef safe and will go after coral.
Unless you have a sixline wrasse... Mine seems to have cleared out my mini brittle stars and worms...

+1 on the waiting for the CUC! My nassarius snails ALL died due to the little feeding I do.

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oops...Little typo in that, didn't notice until after you quoted me. You might think that they are all gone, in reality, there are a bunch still in your rock, they tend to stay inside of the rock when not feeding, few will "hang" out in the water column. You should also have quite a few in your sand, assuming you have sand. I have my doubts about your sixline eating ALL of them.
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oops...Little typo in that, didn't notice until after you quoted me. You might think that they are all gone, in reality, there are a bunch still in your rock, they tend to stay inside of the rock when not feeding, few will "hang" out in the water column. You should also have quite a few in your sand, assuming you have sand. I have my doubts about your sixline eating ALL of them.

Good to know, as I will be putting some of the live rock into my new 7.5g pico (when it gets here) to excelerate the cycle (if there is even one with cycled rock) and to seed the tank with critters.

Now I just need to get some bioluminescent brittle stars! My LFS guy says he has a lot, but when I metioned buying some from him, he acted like that was odd as he thinks they are quite common to have.

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