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Old 02-13-2010, 10:28 PM   #11
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Just my opinion again, I would go with either one or the other because hermits tend to go after snails when they need a new shell. You can include extra shells for the hermit, but a moving snail is easier to find, may be easier to pull of in a 6g though.

More than likely your calcium wouldn't need to be buffered until you get a good amount of coraline algae growth along with a good population of inverts that need calcium in which a water change would replenish the calcium.
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If you get both snails and crabs, the crabs will most likely eat the snails so they can have their shells. Some people believe that, if you put plenty of empty shells in there, the crabs will leave the snails alone. Others swear left and right that the crabs WILL eat the snails. I'm not adamant either way, but I had both in a tank and was left with only one nassarius snail after a few months. Your call.

Not sure at all about the antler. If you put anything at all in your tank, though, you have to boil it beforehand in order to eliminate infecting your tank with something. My guess would be that this process may remove all the good calcium, as well. This is completely a guess, though. Best of luck, Luke!
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Saw that you were from MA. Where did you see those guys? They sound great!
They were at Krystal Clear Aquatics in auburn on the checkout counter. They were so small, they could be mistaken for krill. Im just happy their only 10 minutes away, I'm there way too often. They also have a bunch of 120G F/O tanks, 3 180G coral tanks, and a bunch of invert and other fish tanks, so if you go, bring cash.
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