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Old 07-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #141
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Diatoms are seriously blowing up right now! I caught the crab out eating some, tried to get a quick vid for you guys, but as soon as I took out my phone he retreated back in to the rocks... Haha
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #142
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Diatoms are seriously blowing up right now! I caught the crab out eating some, tried to get a quick vid for you guys, but as soon as I took out my phone he retreated back in to the rocks... Haha
Yeah. Some nassarius (sp?) snails would be happy in there. Lol.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #143
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Diatoms are seriously blowing up right now! I caught the crab out eating some, tried to get a quick vid for you guys, but as soon as I took out my phone he retreated back in to the rocks... Haha
Man that spread like a wildfire
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:06 AM   #144
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Nassarius snails dont eat algae.

I believe its astrea snails that eat diatoms, but not 100% on that. Nassarisu snails are the ones that go under the sand and pop up when you feed your tank. I dont have a single tank without those guys, LOVE them! lol
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Nassarius snails dont eat algae.

I believe its astrea snails that eat diatoms, but not 100% on that. Nassarisu snails are the ones that go under the sand and pop up when you feed your tank. I dont have a single tank without those guys, LOVE them! lol
Yes you are correct of course. I actually knew this one!!! The diatoms should decipate after about a week or so if im not mistaken. Aslo if im not mistaken its a stage your tank will go through
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Yep, we all get diatoms and the stage should pass like said above. Couple weeks max. Then the good stuff starts happening.
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Yep, we all get diatoms and the stage should pass like said above. Couple weeks max. Then the good stuff starts happening.
I was actually right!!! Im so proud of my self! Going to AA actually paid off!
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Yeah, I know it's just a stage, but should I still assemble a decent clean up crew? Perhaps an Astraea turbo or some Cerith snails? Along with a couple hermits? The Astraeas stay kind of small? Only about an inch???

BTW, SERIOUSLY glad to have you hear Carey! I know you're experienced, and I'm sure I'll need your help along this journey!

I know I've said it before but, thanks again to everyone, I'm having a lot of fun with this tank, and with this thread as well!
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Yeah, I know it's just a stage, but should I still assemble a decent clean up crew? Perhaps an Astraea turbo or some Cerith snails? Along with a couple hermits? The Astraeas stay kind of small? Only about an inch???

BTW, SERIOUSLY glad to have you hear Carey! I know you're experienced, and I'm sure I'll need your help along this journey!

I know I've said it before but, thanks again to everyone, I'm having a lot if fun with this tank, and with this thread as well!
Yes a cuc is a good thing to have. Id stay away frim turbos and go with astrea
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Okay, so an Astraea, 2 Nassarius, 2 scarlet hermits, and my emerald crab. Sound good???
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Okay, so an Astraea, 2 Nassarius, 2 scarlet hermits, and my emerald crab. Sound good???
That sounds like a solid cuc!
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Okay, so an Astraea, 2 Nassarius, 2 scarlet hermits, and my emerald crab. Sound good???
I looked up pics of all those and am diggin the selection so far.
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That sounds like a solid cuc!
Awesome! Now I know what I'm looking for! Haha

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I looked up pics of all those and am diggin the selection so far.
Thanks bud! I'm excited!
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Awesome! Now I know what I'm looking for! Haha

Thanks bud! I'm excited!
Yeah. I plan on starting a 36g bow salt within the next 2 years so im learnin while I have a chance!
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Awesome! Now I know what I'm looking for! Haha

Thanks bud! I'm excited!
Oh I'm sure you are I wish I could start up another tank but gotta give it a break in between I've alreadtly set up 4 in a year and have another one I've put on hold untill I can make it out to my local glass shop to get some custom pieces cut.
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Yeah. I plan on starting a 36g bow salt within the next 2 years so im learnin while I have a chance!
Awesome! Lemme know when that starts. I'll follow along.
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Awesome! Lemme know when that starts. I'll follow along.
If I decide to do it sooner yay but just the tank and stand will be 200 $ plus filters rock fish and whatever else may be needed. Definitely more expensive than a fw tank
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Oh I'm sure you are I wish I could start up another tank but gotta give it a break in between I've alreadtly set up 4 in a year and have another one I've put on hold untill I can make it out to my local glass shop to get some custom pieces cut.
I don't know how you guys handle all these tanks, I'm behind on maintenance and I only have two nanos!

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If I decide to do it sooner yay but just the tank and stand will be 200 $ plus filters rock fish and whatever else may be needed. Definitely more expensive than a fw tank
Yeah, depends how you decide to go, my 12 gallon freshwater cost me well over $1000... Salt does get ridiculously expensive, though.
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I don't know how you guys handle all these tanks, I'm behind on maintenance and I only have two nanos!

Yeah, depends how you decide to go, my 12 gallon freshwater cost me well over $1000... Salt does get ridiculously expensive, though.
Can you pm me a link to your 12g fw tank? My wife wants to see
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It's a pita to not fall behind on one every once and awhile
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