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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I walked into my basement earlier today to take a look at my tank, and when I got down there I noticed that my Cinnamon Polyps were closed quite a bit. Right below them on a rock I saw an(at least what I think) emerald crab. Ive had them in the past with no issues, but know they can...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a tank that contained a mixture of snails (turbos, margarita, etc.) There were probably five varieties. I also have two or three red legged crabs and two or three blue legged crabs. The problem is that every time I put some snails in the tank (65 gallon reef) they are attacked by the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a three month old 40 gallon breeder with 3 blue legged crabs, 2 emerald crabs, and 9 snails (cereth, I think). no fish yet. I would like to increase the size of my crew because the algae is growing too quickly. Nitrites are zero and nitrates are about the same. I'm getting bubble...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello reefers, I recently got a porcelain crab & a green emerald crab and was wondering if they fight at all? (I don't have an anemone) Thanks so much!
  5. Reef Fish
    hey all new here My tank is 2 months old the hawkfish has been in tank for a week, a small one. I have a clown and a chromis also in there. water parameters were all good. my Longnose hawk seems to have gotten eaten by my hermit crabs. Blue eye hermits. only got 4 of them and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Just thought I'd ask the question, but has anyone ever put anything foreign onto a decorator crab? Something not of nature, to see if it might stick? I'm only asking this question because, SOMEHOW a beer bottle cap found it's way into my fish tank in a position which I can't get it out without...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So yesterday I bought a neon dottyback, sight unseen. This is the first time I haven't really researched a fish before I bought it. I ONLY bought it, because my wife was with me, and insisted we bring that fish home, because obviously it's a very pretty fish. I assumed that Orchid Dottybacks...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Alright guys, I'm here, about 10 minutes away from bagging up 3 of my Blue Legged Dwarf Hermit Crabs, and sending them to the nearest LFS I can find on google maps. I'm hoping by starting a constructive thread about this I will 1. Blow off steam, 2. Hear everyones personal experience and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a nice size colony of zoas on a piece of rock in my tank. The Zoas were always open. Recently (about a week and a half ago) they started closing up and havent really been opening up as much as they use too. I have noticed my hermit crabs are picking at them at night so i was thinking...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone! first time on here been reading your advice for a few months now ..im starting up a new marine tank i think its about 200l and i have just added 15kg of live rock and its been a about a week and my tank is still cycling i have brown algae all over my tank it was worse but its...
  11. Crustaceans
    Is a 20" brittle star likely/capable of eating peppermint shrimp and little crabs?
  12. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    can you keep crabs, shrimp, snails..etc... in a BB tank? Just wondering if they need the substrate
  13. General Reef Discussion
    A local reefer gave me this guy today. I have always wanted one... such a cool crab! My worry is from all my reading a lot of people say they do not live very long (>6 months) in an aquarium setting, while a few people have said they had theirs for years. Who has had these successfully? I am...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Just wondering, has anyone got any opinions/experiences on what is the best CUC for a 20 gallon with 20 lbs of live rock. I haven't started any yet just planning ahead. Thanks :)
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I got 1 hermit crabs and 2 different small crabs and i this what i could found after a lot of searching for this shells are this good? this what i found after a lot of searching and search all the store in my country for them and finally found this...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone, Firstly, thanks to all those who contribute to this forum community and share their experiences and wisdom. I have learned a lot so far over the past few weeks. Sorry for the long post. A month ago I was a complete marine newbie, albeit one with about 10 years of freshwater...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Iam curious to know if my crabs can eat my snails i have 2 different crabs and 1 hermit crab ...and im worried
  18. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I would like to put some crabs in my clownfish tank but I'm unsure what crabs I can put in there any suggestions?
  19. Reef Fish
    I own a 29 Biocube, I had 2 small chromis and one medium yellow tail damsel (who is kinda aggressive) it always chases the 2 Chromis around if they swim deeper towards the rocks and corals Anyway, I passed by my local store after he sent me a text saying he got a new shipment. I got a fire...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, another quick question on the topic of cleaner crews for a nano reef, what's an ideal cleaner crew for a 25 gallon nano reef, as far as hermit crabs ,turbos ,ext I'm running a 25 gallon reef with about 25 30 lb of olive rock and I recently moved which left me with only 4turbos, I'm going...
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