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Old 05-04-2010, 03:36 PM   #31
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Wow, I didnt know snails could come out of their shells! I thought they were attached to them like turtles.

Just keep doing PWCs to bring down nitrates. If nothing is alive in there, do a massive one.

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Old 05-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #32
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You need to add extra sea shells so that as your Hermit crabs grow they have larger shells to take over. Otherwise they will attack and kill your snails for their shells. Just go to a hobby shop and get some nice looking sea shells for them. Rinse them out first before adding to your tank.
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I got some larger shells from a souvenir shop near the beach while on holiday,cleaned it up and put them in,within 2 hours both hermits changed shells quite a strange process but cool
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:18 PM   #34
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Cool, but as they grow they need bigger shells to go with their bigger bodies. At least you have hermits with shells that look good to you.
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My hermits seem to prefer the nicer looking shells...
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:36 PM   #36
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Designer Crabs!!!!lol
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:19 AM   #37
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Yeap, with all the food available to them (well, not that much, plenty of detritus though) they can focus on the finer things in life.

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Old 05-07-2010, 06:20 PM   #38
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To much detritus is not good. Do you do your PWC from your main tank? You more then likely need more movement in your tank by means of more PH's ror redirection of the ones that you have.
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I do PWC each week, yes. Detritus build up could also be from the fact that I dont have any more sand bed snails and only 5 or so hermits. The hermits spend their time picking at my rocks. Yesterday, I got a small fighting conch to help with the sandbed. After acclimation, he buried himself and is just staying still with one "eye" out seemingly watching everything around him rather than eating.

I need to start sucking the detritus out when I do my PWCs.

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You can also get a Gobie or a psuedochromis bi-color to help stir the sand. or any other fish that might suit your fancy that stirs sand.
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