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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I don't know what happened, but I wish I did. Something is disagreeing with shrimp in my tank. I just spent the last hour cleaning up my second dead shrimp. I am never buying them again. My first shrimp was a peppermint shrimp. He was my favorite critter in the tank. I named him Mario, because...
  2. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone so I have been having a problem with my tank since inception regarding shrimp. They look happy as a clam for the first 48 hours then bam they lay down and die. I keep other inverts in the tank with no problems. The first shrimp I ever added was a CBS and drip acclimated over 3hrs...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I haven't had an aquarium for a few years. I have never had a saltwater water aquarium. I have always wanted one though. I finally bit the bullet and started reading about setting one up. Probably should have read a lot more before buying anything. I bought a 75 gallon tank, should...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been set up for about 3.5 months now. I started it with live sand and 30ish lbs of live rock-it is a 30 gallon tank. What's going right: -My three fish seem to be doing great, I have a clownfish, bangai cardinal, and six line wrasse. -I have two larger snails that have been...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have seen references in a few places stating that one way to get a reef tank's biological cycle going is to put a dead shrimp in the tank. I can understand the (perverse) logic of this, but it sounds like a bad idea. Does anyone have any experience with this? And if so, would you recommend...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    After setting up my first freshwater tank, i've decided to give saltwater a go. This time i am seeking the advice from people that have truly "been there done that." During freshwater set-up I received some bad advice & I had to watch some fish suffer. Ok so here is my current set-up/status...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Alright I read, maybe in this forum, that sandsifting sea stars need a little meaty food now and then, since they don't get enough nutrients from the stuff in the sand. So I bought a shrimp today, shelled it cut a piece for him and placed him over it. The sea star just moves over it and...
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