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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hello I just bought a small horseshoe crab a day or two ago and he has not been seen since I first put him in. as soon I dropped him in he dug his way into the sand bed and as far as I know has not resurfaced. is this normal behavior for them? at the store he was active and out running around...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Just curious how long some of you have been researching reef tanks online. I started after getting very bad info from a certain LFS over 10 years ago. I couldn't understand why I was having so many problems with my tank. I was told by the LFS that I could keep a clam under regular flourescent...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I re-aquascaped a bit differently today with a piece of custom base rock. My goal was to create more caves and get all coral off the sandbed as my new friend (Horseshoe crab) is doing an awsome job every morning of plowing through the entire thing. Once this rock gets some coraline and color, I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Today im adding 1 true perc, now I have a pair, 1 scooter blenny and 2 red and 2 blue hermits. They are still floating in bags, but once they are in the tank I will post some pics tomorrow after they are settled in. My current stock is 1 true perc, 1 psuedo purple basslet, 1 tiny horseshoe...
  7. Reef Fish
    Sorry if this is the wrong forum..im new..lol..is horseshoe crabs reef safe & fish safe ?? also is the a Invertabrate forum around here ??
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I know the california waters are cold, due to the current from Alaska, bringing it down. But would those crabs suvive in my tank? OR would I need a coldwater set up? I Saw the sandsifting crabs on SWF.com and it looked just like the ones across the street that I See on the beach.
  9. TCMAS
    They have live stingrays, horseshoe crabs and I think some other sea life at the Owatonna fair, that you can pay a fee and pet them! I think that would be pretty stressful...They bring them in, in boxes and put them in a big tank and kids poke at them for 6 days, then they box them back up and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a few feather duster hitch hikers on my LR, along with some aiptasia, a horseshoe crab, and a couple of pepper mint shrimp. Should I be feeding these guys anything or will they get along with just detritus?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I want to get a few good sifting critters to keep my sand bed cleaned up on top, so I was thinking about one or two of these guys: Tonga Fighting Conch (maybe two or three could handle the job?) http://www.vividaquariums.com/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=02-2416-10 Tiger Tail Cucumber (only one -...
  12. TCMAS
    This is a pic I got online from a guy I know, and we are debating.....is this a Zoa eating Nudi. I have never had them and could not say for sure. Once again this is not out of my tank so no worries, but I told my friend I would ask the pros. Thanks Steve This alveopora is awesome! hang on...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    What's a good cleanup crew for a predator tank? Can I have things like hermits, turbo snails, cleaner shrimp, or will they just be lunch for a fish?
  14. Clams
    Interested in getting a clam, but wondering if my current invertebrate inhabitants would eat/pick at it. I have the following in a 55g: 2 peppermint shrimps 2 emerald crabs several blue leg hermits 1 horseshoe crab 1 cleaner shrimp 1 coral banded shrimp a few Nassarius vibex snails Do any of...
  15. TCMAS
    :( Well I came home to a quite unpleasant surprise, my prized mantis Vito had kicked the bucket. But why? So it was time for a little CSI. Jimmy was no where to be found and Vito was kicking last night when I did my daily check. He was eating on a dead fish that I assumed the other damsel had...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, What animals, preferrably fish, can I use to keep my sand bed clean? Invertebrates will do fine however. The sand bed is 0.5-1inch deep. thanks.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone know anything about Horseshoe Crabs for a reef tank? Would they be an ok fit in the reef environment? They look pretty cool and just wanted to see if there are any pros or cons here.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I am a newbie at this so please bare with me. I am starting a saltwater tank (20g long). but I don't know much about saltwater aquariums I need all the help I can get!!! what’s are the main things I need before I even think about the fishes?! and what’s a reef tank? ( kind of fell dumb...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a horseshoe crab...he can't stay upright! My six year old daughter stands vigil at the tank, stick in hand at the ready to get him off his back...He's healthy, moving quickly around the tank, however, he gets flipped over allllll the time....what's up with that?
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