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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Soooo... Im new here! nice to meet you all! i have had a 29 gallon FOWLER tank up and running for a few months and the other day my Mother shows up with a Baby Horseshoe Crab! i have heard they can starve to death so one he got in the tank i cut up some fresh shrimp for it to eat but for about 3...
  2. Anemones
    hello, Im new here. My anemone swallowed my horseshoe crab. I think its trying to spit it out but cant. The horseshoe crab spines are latched on. Horseshoe crab still alive. Will both die? What do you guys think?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Anybody have any experience with those guys, i took one in from someone who closed his tank, its about 2 inch. He said he ate detritus, but from what i've red, they eat more than that. They can strip your sand bed of all life and starve. Any truth to that, i've got a healthy live sand bed ...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So my wife said today that our horseshoe crab "Tank" got sucked into the powerhead and died while I was away at a meeting. He has gotten stuck to it before but ususally on his shell side then he waits around for one of us to notice him, turn off the PH and set him free again. Does anyone know...
  5. Nano Reefs
    so i have a baby horseshoe crab in my tank for around 1 week now, and since i put hjm in the tank, the water always kinda of cloudy -_- is it him make it cloudy or my pistol, and i wasnt see my pistol and YWG around too dont know what happned to them. should i put the horshoe crab out??:confused:
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys went to the LFS today and they had a really neat horseshoe crab there for $5... he was just a little guy about the size of a half dollar... very active and moving around alot... unfortunately the guy who specializes in the Reef area was out today so i wasnt able to get alotta help on...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so, i have recently adopted a small (maybe, 2 inch) horseshoe crab. I understand the basics on how to care for one, but would like tips on how to make him as happy as possible. If you have experience, even if you just have a tip for me, I would love to hear what you have to say. Also, I...
  8. Crustaceans
    Hey everyone, i have a few questions. First off, i have a pep shrimp that has recently molted, but during the molt he lost like 3 of his legs (i assume that they came off with his shell, i can see them in his cast off shell, and he is missing the same legs on his body). I know they can grow back...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    1-2" is the ones i will buy. how long till they get max size n become danger to fish n inverts????
  10. Crustaceans
    Okay so I have (had) one of these guys. Well he was all happy for about a month, but yesterday I found his shell lying next to my anemone. Do you guys think it was a molted shell or the cuc had already aken care of his insides? P.S. I usually see him once every two days and I havent seen him...
  11. Crustaceans
    What is everyones opinion on horseshoe crabs in my 100g sand bottom tank? They look like they would be great at keeping the sandbed stirred and clean. Also how many would you suggest in a 6' tank Thanks Kz
  12. Tank Specs
    Hello to all, I am a newbie to the reef tank in all aspects. This is my first saltwater tank and I am hooked. I think the last fish tank i had was when i was 10 and i never took care of it. Good thing I went straight to a semi-big complicated tank. But everything has been going so easy and...
  13. Photography Forum
    some pictures.... Tank Inhabitants Fish: Sailfin Tang Yellow Tang Flame Angel Percula Clownfish Orbicular Cardinal Six-line Wrasse Inverts: Peppermint, Skunk, & Fire shrimp 3 Emerald crabs Arrow crab Various hermits and snails Sand sifting star Horseshoe crab Basket Starfish Coral...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a salt tank for about 5 years and have decided to take the "plunge" into a 100 gallon "touch tank" for my high school classroom. I am coming to you all to see what you would recommend for the tank. As experts, I really would like to hear your opinions. My tank came from...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    hello again... question for everyone, we are going to be moving to a new house about an hour from where we are now, does anyone have any suggestions on the way to go about this. I have a 55 gal reef tank. I have a rough idea but am not totally sure what would be the easiest way to do it.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I told her to wait because people recommend around 6 months for an anenome. I've had my tank up since December and I've not encountered any problems but I am kind of worried about keeping up with the LTA. I got it on thursday and I haven't had any problems yet (except it got alittle sucked...
  17. Tank Specs
    Well, i know how it goes so here's a few pictures of one of my tanks, the 75 gallon. Oh, and here is some info on the system as well. Hope you like... The Set Up 75 Gallon (not drilled, Grrrr...) 2 CPR CS50s with Aqua Lifters 250watt AquaMedic 14K HQIs with 2 54watt T5 Actinics Sump holding...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Can I see some pics of some FO tanks? Thanks
  19. Tank Specs
    125g All-Glass tank DIY stand and hood Aquarium Life Support Trickle filter w/ sump and dual returns HOB siphon Protein Skimmer Retro Fit VHO 72" lighting 3 Sunon light cooling fans 150 lbs sand 225 lbs live rock (Mostly Fiji) 2 emperor bio wheel filters Livestock 1 Lawnmower blenny 2 green...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    In your own opinion what do you conceder the best sand sifter, I’m planning on getting 3 or 4 soon but I’m not sure on what to get for my 120g tank. I did have a pair of Diamond Goby I lost them, I think they Jumped or the BTA got them.<O:p</O:p I’m thinking of 2 Dragon Goby and 2 Diamond...
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