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post #31 of 289 Old 09-30-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Great site, and they deliver to Canada. no live sand though?
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post #32 of 289 Old 09-30-2009, 07:29 PM
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I wouldn't be worried about "live" sand. The sand bed will quickly populate and become live in a few short months. If cost is a serious issue, i'd rather see you get everything in place immediately and let this tank start to mature.
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post #33 of 289 Old 09-30-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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it says shipping/handling N/A ? strange, maybe when I place an acutal order it will show?
I placed an order, but before you enter your credit card number the total shows, and no shipping or handling
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post #34 of 289 Old 09-30-2009, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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not too much of an issue, I don't mind to spend 50$ for a bag of sand, but tonight I got the biggest discount of all...OUT OF STOCK.....LOL, guess I'll have to venture out this weekend again, I did pickup a mushroom along the way...
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post #35 of 289 Old 09-30-2009, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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May also take a drive out to Big Al's this weekend and see what they have going on
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post #36 of 289 Old 09-30-2009, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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by the way are 5 red legged hermit crabs enough, I have heard I should have 10 ?
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post #37 of 289 Old 10-01-2009, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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still waiting to see if anyone knows about that porous rock from cuba....anyone?
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post #38 of 289 Old 10-01-2009, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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I am also feeding brine shrimp, what else should I add to the diet??

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post #39 of 289 Old 10-01-2009, 06:25 PM
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I think 5 hermits are plenty for a 20 gallon. In fact, depending on the tank, you many only want 2 or 3 for now. Most hermits slowly starve to death because of overstocking.

When it comes to diet, you should be rotating 4 or 5 different foods. Brine is not really a healthy diet, but it is great for triggering a feeding response in difficult to feed fish. I personally feed Formula One and Formula Two pellets by Ocean Nutrition, 2 different flake foods, and several different frozen foods, including Angel Formula.
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post #40 of 289 Old 10-01-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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angel formula to a clown? what about mysis shrimp, is this the same as brine?
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