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Old 12-06-2009, 10:42 AM   #21
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hahaha lol.My mom wants to know if we could get a starfish,can we??

x2 emerald crabs
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and purple lobster?????
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:12 AM   #22
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I would not get a starfish until your tank was at least 8 months old. They need a more mature tank to have any chance of it to Survive.
You can get brittle stars as part of your cleanup crew.
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OK thanks what about the purple lobster?
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Again your tank is very young to house a purple lobster. They need a stable tank, ie: salinity, PH and temp. So I would wait on the purple lobster also. It will also make short order of your bottom dwelling animals, fish and inverts as it is most active at night when the others are sleeping and an easy target.
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I agree with TC that some more time is needed. Just a word of wisdom here that if you are getting the reef lobster to be seen forget it. I have seen mine about 6 times in the last seven yrs. They only come out when the lights go out.
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OK thanks guys so I don't think I'll go with the purple lobster and wait on the starfish.What kind of starfish should I get if I were to get one?
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So this is not a reef tank, right? If not a Chocalate chip star is very hardy.
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This is a FOWLR so ya it's not a reef. So I should go with the chocolate chip starfish and that could be part of my clean up crew?
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Sounds good to me. I have one in my refugium.
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okay listen you have a 75 gal tank. That is pretty big. My friend had one and he had at least 2 or 3 emeralds, 15 scarlet hermits and 15 blue leg hermits also about 4 or 5 turbos and even an algae blenny which helped with that. you do have a very nice array of fish in there which is awesome but you do need a nice clean up crew to clean up their mess. also 4 or 5 astrea snails are great i have a couple in my tank and they do work wonders i will say that.

as for the star fish, these guys are right in letting your tank mature before you add them if you have sand then i would recommend sand sifting stars which help get rid of fish waste that settles on the bottom of the tank

if you do have any problems with an over growth of algae since the tank is new i would recommend a flame-tail blenny. I had my troubles with algae and ive had this fish for a lil over a month and it really does eat that stuff up. Just a thought

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