Well, the best guess so far has been something in the emerald crab family. Anywho, the poor bugger went out with the trash today. I'm playing this one safe!
So, went to buy my one shrimp today to start the cycle (the lady at the store was nice enough to give it to me for free
- I think she thought it was kind of funny so I did explain what it was needed for), and this poor bugger is cozily situated at the bottom of my tank. The game has begun!! Now I just need to re-read the article to see how long I wait before I test the water.
Oh, and I did a quick test today and it showed that the alkalinity and pH was a little low for a saltwater tank. Should I worry about this yet or not??