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Old 07-27-2004, 12:02 PM   #21
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i'd be concerned about missing crabs.


The only time my hermits have EVER disappeared from view, is when one got himself wedged in the rocks and couldn't get out.

after a day of not seeing him, I went in looking for him and found him wedged in rather tightly.
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I'm going to get some more hermits tomorrow.

The 5 I've already got (4 blues and 1 red) are small, and I'm intending getting another 5 small ones (4 red and 1 blue) and perhaps 1 or 2 substantially bigger ones (blue or red).

Will the big and small ones get on ok??
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Old 07-27-2004, 02:18 PM   #23
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Nope, almost certainly gonna have casualties that way. Better off sticking with one or the other in a small tank.
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No worries, thanks Atari!
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:56 PM   #25
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Mark,

I'm glad all your hermits are there - I knew they would be!!! Good luck with them all!
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Thanks :p

I'm getting another 5 (small ones!!) tomorrow!
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:30 AM   #27
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Where do you get your crabs/snails/shrimps from here in the UK? is it your LFS or do you mail order?

MY LFS is good, but slow to get anything you want & I feel the more different places you go to then the more likely you are to have something go wrong

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My LFS - I haven't found anywhere mail order yet for livestock!

My LFS is also slow to get anything, and they rarely have crabs or shrimp in at all! But occassionally some really nice fish turn up or they get something interesting in - it's only 30 secs up the road so it's very convenient - patience is a virtue I guess :p

Do you know anywhere in the UK that does mail order?
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Hehehehehe, seems they are all alike

My LFS got a peppermint in the other day, nearly took his hand off for it, plus it was £5 cheaper than I've seen them forsale online!

I've seen various places that do online mailorder, but most want atleast 2 to 3 items ordered, plus without reccommendations I wouldn't know whether to trust them?

Of course the thing that bothers me it that what ever you order will have been in a little plastic bag for roughly 12 hours by the the time you receive it next morning & thats then without the 1½ ish to then acclimatise it to your tank?

Going for a trip to a not so LFS (about 2 hours away) as I have heard good things about them & they have LOTS of marine stock, just got to keep my willpower in check & not buy any fish, just crabs snails & shrimps

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Mark, I would always buy livestock from the LFS, but if you can't find what you need then there are a couple places that I can recommend. Unfortunately I've yet to find an online retailer that both sells fish AND has an appealing/usable website. For a nice selection of clean-up type critters try UDA. For corals I would say STM is a good one, and possibly TOW when they actually have something in stock. Oh and if you ever feel the need to try clams then Clams.co.uk.
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