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  1. Anemones
    This is a shot in the dark, but is it possible that Hermit crabs would eat a bta's tentacles? The bta is small, about an inch and a quarter across. I've seen a few hermits around it from time to time. the bta's tentacles shrank and became stringy and have almost disappeared. Now they have...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Crustaceans
    Hi, I have just been generally reading through forums today... and came across some information which have made me think... I might have a hitchhiker mantis shrimp! I know that they are a rare hitchhiker to have, and I really hope I haven't got one... I have constantly had a problem with red...
  5. Crustaceans
    Alright... So as you can guess, this thread has to do with hermit crabs. I plan on getting a few (yes I know, they're opportunistic) but which ones? I want character, ones that might give some humor every now and then. Thanks for the tips. ~Shroomz
  6. Cuc

    Crustaceans
    I have a 90 gallon tank. I want to make it a reef tank. Any suggestions as to what kind of clean up crew I should have?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Lets talk about what can make up a clean up crew and what they really do. we hear all about getting more, but why? do they really do what people think they do? what does what? G~
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I think most people will think im crazy but got this crazy urge to attach some knopia sp or xenia to the shell of one of my hermits or turbo snails. Anyone ever done this? Im constantly trimming back and plucking out polyps as they are overgrowing other corals, n thot to myself y...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    What would be the best way to clean up the extra pellet food that my clowns don't get before it hits the sand, my first guess was an extra couple of the small blue reef hermit crabs?
  10. Crustaceans
    My tank is cycling nicely and I'm starting to think about the initial CUC I'd like to order. Is there someplace available that has a nice list of suggested critters to start with? I've seen lots of conversations about crabs, hermits, snails, and even fighting conchs, but where to start? I'm...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    It seems that it's 50/50 between having hermits or not, but I've watched my hermits eating the red turf algea and was wondering if I should get more, I have maybe 10 dwarf red tip hermits in a 100 gallon tank w/150 lbs live rock, im noticing some patches of hair algea here and there, I havent...
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am making a bulk cleanup crew order early this coming week (week of 1/31) for delivery the same week (probably for Tuesday or Wednesday). I'll be purchasing the following: Small Blue Leg hermits (at least 300 =.25 each) Scarlet Reef Hermits (at least 30 = 2.00 each) Turbo Snails (at least 300...
  13. Crustaceans
    Do you really need to add extra shells for Hermits? What will happen if you dont add those? Thanks!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have some red hairy algae growing on one rock which is rather unattractive. I have some bright green algae that blooms up tank wide but if I cut the lights it normally goes away the next day. I also have a brown type that grows on the glass. I have 4 T5s that are on the normal timer schedule...
  15. Crustaceans
    So i looked in my tank this morning, doing the usual maintenance, and I see an empty shell. Now this wouldnt be unusual, except it had a blue leg hermit in it last night. i was wondering if anyone is able to tell me whats happened here? I didnt think they moved out until they'd found a new...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Anybody with experience with Yellow Fiji Leathers? I have a nice one which is doing really well in the tank. My question - my hermits have taken a liking to them and constantly camp. Are they eating the leather, just camping, or eating detritus or diatoms? Should I be worried? The leathers don't...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    In the great "deep sand bed wars" of years past, most reefers acknowledge that critters in a DSB can break down food and poo, but not destroy it. Conservation of matter, everybody poops... So the question arises as to why we use clean up crews? Are we not simply adding bioload? What do you...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I have been reading about getting hermits and snails etc. I see some recommend 1-2 inverts per gallon. :bigeek:That seems NUTS to me. I can see 1 per 5 gallons, or so, then again at this point I only have an artificial bioload. What should I start with now that my tank has almost...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    :wavey:Hi, everybody! asked this in my other hermit-oriented thread, but it's become its own little problem. The biggest hermit is beating on his tank mates. Looks like we might've found the remains of our missing sixth, & Big Dude is the main suspect. Do we need to find him a new home? maybe...
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