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Old 03-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Stressing! Just bought 3 emerald crabs & 5 hermits- all died

Did a 20% WC and tested water. Everything was good so I decided on buying cuc. They all died except a cleaner shrimp & brittle star. What now!
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How long after they went in did they die? Did you drip acclimate them?
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Yes- drip acclimated for 1 hour. Pretty much died 1 hour after I put them in the tank. 1 snail also died today
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Also should I leave all of them in the tank
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1 hour is a a bit sort for inverts. I acclimate my inverts for almost 3 hours. 2 hours is reccomended
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Make sure your salinity, and alk are good. Both are invert killers if off by too much. There's another, but I can't remember.
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I would do a very very large water change. >90%. I think something is in your water. I can't kill snails, crabs, or anything.. even when my water is terrible.
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Will do a large WC tomorrow. Ammonia is 0, nitrites are 0, nitrates are 40 (I just did a WC on Wed), Alk is 240, & ph is 8.2.
Also I just found 1 crab alive! Do you know if the chemipure seal is broken & the sack is dry- should I use it or return it
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Any chance of copper in there? Might want to get a test kit.

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Old 03-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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I did mine for like 10 mins and none died,but now im down to 1 hermit and 1 snail cuz my snails are stupid and try to climb upside down on the lid,fall and get killed by my hermit before i even can get my net to flip him(deep tank,dnt wanna soak my arm so i flip it with my net) but good luck and mabey your tank just wasnt ready for em how old is it?
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