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Old 01-25-2008, 12:15 AM   #51
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I would wait on the starfish until your tank is totally stable and you are used to controlling SG they are sensative to SG and your tank goes threw so many changes in the first 6months. I keep having to control myself at the petstore I really want a starfish but I know I am not ready yet.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:37 PM   #52
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While I'm not up on starfish, I'm pretty sure one in a 10g isn't going to do well. They need a fairly good sized tank to keep them fed. My LFS has mentioned they wouldn't recommend any starfish in a tank less than 75g.
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what about switching off to one of the smaller clownfish instead of a goby?
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:45 PM   #54
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Clownfish are hardy and very entertaining. I have a small mated pair and absolutely love to watch them. I have seen several small aquariums (nano's) that house clowns.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:52 PM   #55
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will a cleaner shrimp be too large for my tank?
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:40 AM   #56
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Nope. Shrimp don't add to the bioload of a tank, and will do a good job of eating leftovers. For what it's worth, I've never fed my crabs anything. They do just fine on their own.
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this is a wierd question, but my hermit crabs appear to be pooping alot, the bottom is littered with there.....Will this have to be siphoned out, i dont have a siphon right not, but i have a hose so i can quick make one until i get to the store.

on the odd side my ammonia has shot up to 1ppm since i added the new rock and crabs, would this be caused by the small square of dried seaweed i added?
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If you added rock that wasn't cured, and it was out of the water for any length of time, you could see a mini cycle from the die off of things on the rock. Crabs don't add to your bioload, so it's not from them.

I've honestly never noticed crab poop in my tank, so I'm not sure what to tell you there. Either way, no need to siphon it out.
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o..idk what it is for sure thats what i assumed it was...it looks like a little segment of their legs, but that can't because theres soo many of them, and are greenish clear instead of redish...i dont know what to say
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They could just be the molts from your crabs. When mine molts, I see a little pile of "legs" in a corner somewhere. Everytime, I think "Oh... looks like he bit the dust." And everytime, I find him somewhere.
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