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Old 03-13-2005, 08:06 AM   #21
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is it that common to get a mantis shrimp when you order LR from liverocks.com?
That would depend on how much rock you order. I had one in my 40lb shipment. Others have had none, or 2 or 3. You have to spend a little time inspecting and perhaps even dipping the rock on arrival. I dipped mine in hypersaline water 1.035 for a minute and flushed a few crabs out. I suspected two DEEP holes, into which I dripped some club soda - 3 bristle worms came out. I didn't get all of the crabs, though. There is a VERY HAIRY one in one hole, and a red one in another.
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:11 AM   #22
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here are some links for mantis traps:

http://nucalf.physics.fsu.edu/pfohl/Fish/Hardware/traps

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver...tisShrimp.html

http://northcoastmarines.com/TRAPS.HTM

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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:30 PM   #23
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Great tips/articles, midiman...this will most likely help me. Great pic, too.

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Old 03-13-2005, 08:08 PM   #24
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Great pic. Now if only I could get my critters to pose...
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Quarryshark, if you'd be willing to send me that trap you would be my patron saint. I'm VERY interested in catching this critter and seeing what it is. It comes out in daylight even, it's just too fast for me to see.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:40 PM   #26
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I just discovered a second one in my tank. Small, but they tend to grow....

I may have killed it in a hole in the rock using a skewer; we'll have to wait and see. Otherwise I'll have to reread those links I posted and start trapping.
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:29 PM   #28
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midiman, thanks for the insight and visual it will be most helpful when i order my LR.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #29
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DISCLAIMER: I did not take the picture of the mantis that I posted. I've been collecting pictures along the way and really liked the one that I posted. I "borrowed" it from a google search of mantis shrimp.

I hope my links proved useful. Looks like I'll be needing them.
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:46 PM   #30
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lol the first link had a LOT of info. I kinda like the mayo jar idea
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