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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Over the past few weeks, I have notices shells appearing on the bed of my tank... the shells were not in the sand when it was put into the tank and I have been told that this sand is 'man made'. Here's a few images of the biggest shell I have found so far https://flic.kr/p/rSC65p...
  2. Crustaceans
    Okay, well hi there everybody! My name is Kinley and I've never had a crab before. A friend of mine went to Florida and when she came home she brought a TON with her. Without warning, I had 9 on my doorstep. Three of them have then since died, it's only been a few days. I'm going to the pet...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure most of you have seen stuff like this before, but I thought I'd share :ac7:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I really want to buy new hermit crabs of all different sizes and colors but I don't know how to tell if a shell is too big or too small. I used to have a few hermit crabs but they would kill each other to get the biggest shell. Now I only have one. I'd really love more Hermit crabs but I want...
  5. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have a porcupine puffer, harlequin tusk, Antennata lion fish, and dwarf golden eel. I've been told before that mussels, oysters, and clams are good for them. How do I go about feeding these to the fish? Do I just go to the grocery store or fish store and buy them? Do I just plunk them into...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Seriously, if this is Cthulhu, and he's come for my tank then he can have it. I hope he knows how much work is involved... But seriously fish people, what is this thing hanging out of this hermit shell? I got a handful of shells from my LFS last night. They were nice enough to just grab some...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    While I was a little distracted with rock work, trochus snail breeding, and some fish additions, one of my elec blue hermits (largest one) went on a killing spree (I'm thinking it was over the period of about a month total). I should have paid more attention but somehow I missed it. I...
  8. Crustaceans
    Good mornin' guys, something odd happened! SO last week I tranferred my 55 to my new 90, first went the rock, then the frags and corals. then my livestock and CUC. Well I lost a peppermint shrimp, don't know where he went. he must be hiding. BUT the weird thing was i started my 55 with all dry...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I recently bought some Gracilaria algae and found this hitch-hiker in my tank the day after adding the algae. It does not appear to have any sort of shell although it looks like it in the picture. It has been in the tank for ~two weeks and crawls around at night most the time.
  10. DIY Forum
    Hello reefers, I have a couple of lbs of sea shells, all white in colour. Wanted to paint them with different colors. What is the safest way of coloring them? Normal Paints would be harmful I guess and release toxins into the water....
  11. Crustaceans
    Just want to share this funny story So i was checking my tank for its inhabitats a little while ago when i saw a hermit without a shell, as i kept watching it, it soon found a bigger shell. As it jumped into it, a similar sized hermit grabbed it and pulled it out, after the 2 fought for about...
  12. LPS Coral Forum
    I have a sun coral that I am wanting to frag. The only problem is that it is growing on a old oyster shell. So my question is should I just break the shell, and if I do will it hurt the coral. If it will i will not do it just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. The Coral is...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I was walking out to get some water to drink and decide to check my tank out for a bit. I notice something inside one of the hermit crab, I try my best to get a picture of it, but it is still very blurry. Anyways here it is, not sure what it is, but it looks like eggs to me but not sure...
  14. Crustaceans
    what do i do with the shrimp molt? should i leave it in tank or discard?
  15. Crustaceans
    So I went over to That Fish Place the other day and I bought some extra shells for my hermits. The guy said they were fine to throw in the tank but I went home and boiled them anyway. During and after about 10 minutes of boiling they smelled terrible!! They made the whole apartment stink. I...
  16. "incognito"

    My blue legged hermit decided to trade in his perfectly serviceable algae covered shell, for something much less conspicuous !!!
  17. Crustaceans
    :help: The WEIRDEST thing happened. I bought 1 large (quarter-sized) blue leg hermit crab about 3 weeks ago. A week after him, I bought 3 small blue leg hermit crabs. Two days ago, I found a dead crab with no shell laying in the sand, and I was really upset, because I thought the big one died. I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I found this on the back glass of the tank, a few days after I noticed a strange creature of the same size in the rock releasing puffs of a cloudy substance, then retreating into a hole and disappearing. Needless to say, this guy was quickly removed after seeing that.
  19. DIY Forum
    I was driving up to the LFS the other day to set up a little 10 gallon to hold me over until I get back to Florida where my other tanks are (I'm home for summer break), when I started crunching the numbers in my head. I had the tank...I just needed a little LS and LR. I could swing that...
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