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Old 06-26-2015, 08:25 PM   #461
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How long has the kenya tree been in there? Have you tried a different spot? Soft coral can be finicky about the flow they are in.

It's been in there almost a week now. It was fine yesterday, fully extended and happy. Think it's cause I did a top off. It sits right in the filter flow so maybe I don't have enough flow in my tank for it.


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Old 06-26-2015, 08:45 PM   #462
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Softies will shed a layer if 'skin' on occasion. This is normal.


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Old 06-26-2015, 09:01 PM   #463
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Softies will shed a layer if 'skin' on occasion. This is normal.


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Oh cool. I learn something every day. This hermit crab just keeps on surprising me. He's went from me thinking dead, to thinking he was missing a claw, to he is fine and has both claws. Maybe it's me being an idiot again. Do hermits molt? I'm probably just stupid and neglected they molt as well


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Old 06-26-2015, 09:06 PM   #464
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They molt!(And cause trouble!!)
The Kenya will open and possibly spread like fire one week and stay closed up the next????
They don't die fast like delicate corals so don't worry to much about him.
IMO he will return to "normal" when it feels like it(not very aquarium like info but...)?
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:15 PM   #465
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They molt!(And cause trouble!!)
The Kenya will open and possibly spread like fire one week and stay closed up the next????
They don't die fast like delicate corals so don't worry to much about him.
IMO he will return to "normal" when it feels like it(not very aquarium like info but...)?

Lol satisfactory answer. Coral has its own behavior. I think it's interesting to learn.


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Old 06-26-2015, 10:51 PM   #466
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Thanks.

Invertebrates sure are a blast, especially shrimp! They're my favorite kind of inverts, I love how Cleaners just jump on arms and clean them like it's a fish . I think it is Paul on here that calls them cuticle shrimp, or is the someone else? LOL
LOL, yea they will clean your cuticles! Inverts are awesome.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #467
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I was about to order some fancy shells for my hermits then I remembered my mom has boxes of shells she has collected from the beach. Will these be okay? Probably yes but it doesn't hurt to ask


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Old 06-27-2015, 03:06 PM   #468
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Caleb getting salty!?! No way..

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Here's my selection from the big box. Most are relatively small but still bigger than what they are currently in.

Edit: ignore the tiny one it fell out of one.
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I was about to order some fancy shells for my hermits then I remembered my mom has boxes of shells she has collected from the beach. Will these be okay? Probably yes but it doesn't hurt to ask


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Yes they will be fine. Just clean them up good (if really dirty you can use vinegar) and make sure the chorine (if using tap water) is gone by dipping them in some dechlorinator solution.
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lol. Nice job Caleb

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Well I guess I knew the algae would come eventually.. Is this bubble algae?

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Either that it trapped air.


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Hmm I wouldn't think that possible but I guess I can poke it and see what happens it is right where the filter flow is though.


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I need a "Hank is Right" button lol looks like air bubbles. Woohoo no major algae yet.


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if it is bubble algae don't pop them it will only spread and get worse ,
I always remove them with tweezers seems the easiest
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if it is bubble algae don't pop them it will only spread and get worse ,
I always remove them with tweezers seems the easiest

Well these a simple hand wave disbursed them.


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Then not bubble algae that's for sure. That stuff is pretty tough and will float away if broken off and not removed.


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Well these a simple hand wave disbursed them.


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Did it float to the surface then disappear? If so, Hank was right.
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Did it float to the surface then disappear? If so, Hank was right.

Yeah I swooshed the water and it dispersed into the water going up.


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