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Old 04-17-2010, 03:23 PM   #31
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Okay, let's get back to Carla's problem. Now what was her problem.lol
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:57 PM   #32
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lol, I can't remember But I actually made it to the LFS with a jar of water all in one piece this time My nitrate needs to be a little better and my ammonia is at .25 so I have to wait to get any new livestock...so I just bought a bag of salt. Doing a PWC tomorrow after I do the last batch of mini-ball uniforms.

Oh, and I was telling him how much I liked my hermit crabs and that they were fun to watch and he told me that they only live 5 to 6 months!!! Is that correct? He did say that the one that noticed that has a red hairy butt will live and get fairly big. It's a Red Hairy Hermit? I haven't googled it yet. But I'm really sad about the other hermons
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:19 PM   #33
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I don't know about the 6 month lifespan, I think I have a few that are alot older then that. If you keep putting in shells that are large enough for them to inhabit as they grow, I think they will live longer. I go to a set size and that's it Only because I don't want them any bigger.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:22 PM   #34
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A word about Acrylic tanks. I was on a South Africa forum and this guy posted some pictures showing the damage a hermit did to his tank. The surface was all scratched up from the munching from that hermit. It was really bad scratches at that.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:34 PM   #35
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So...next time don't get attached...sigh.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:14 AM   #36
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No, I think it's enjoy your animal to it's most engagement, but know that it can do damage to your system.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:06 PM   #37
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I have found more critters on my live rock since I post this thread...

lots of bristleworms, which I'm used to seeing now so they don't freak me out as much.

Some kind of hair like worms that I've yet to figure out if they're good or bad. As soon as I can get a picture of them I'll add it to this thread.

Lots of amphipods, which are really cool to watch at night. When I shine my red light into the tank they remind me of "Fragle Rock" darting in and out of the holes in the rocks.

Just bought a piece of rock the other day and it came with some orange stuff that I'm pretty sure y'all will tell me is sponge

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But this I have no idea. At first I thought it was a string and I tried to pull it off (I have eye problems right now) But the kids told to stop pulling at it because it wasn't string. And it's actually grown a little since I bought it.

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The first looks like sponge to me and the second looks kinda like a gorgonia (sea whip). If not a sea whip, no idea what it is. Strange looking though!
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I googled Gorgonia and you're right, looks simular. I guess we'll see when it gets a little bigger

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Gorgonia aka Sea Fan. It's a kind of soft coral despite its SPS looks.
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