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Mecal 05-15-2010 12:34 AM

My invert tank
I have a red claw crab and mystery snail.

Plus, I just added some ghost shrimp.

Tank is 5.5 gallons. The moss on the wood does not hang down anymore, since it appeared to be drying out.


Alienbetta1 05-24-2010 10:46 AM

It needs some work:-( .

Mecal 05-24-2010 11:28 AM

hah, I've been messing around with it a bit since I posted this. It still looks roughly the same. No more bamboo though.

anyway, I don't want too much stuff in there since I'd like to be able to see the crab.

iamntbatman 05-25-2010 03:00 AM

Looks good to me!

The only thing that jumps out at me is that a black background would be a really nice addition.

Also, red claw crabs really do best in mildly brackish water, but your mystery snail wouldn't appreciate it. If you did start converting the tank to brackish, you could move the mystery snail to a fresh water tank and get a nerite snail instead, which will be fine in the brackish water (the ghosties should also be fine in brackish water).

Mecal 05-25-2010 11:33 AM

thanks for your suggestions.

I have put salt in it, I believe enough to make it brackish. And I actually did just recently put a nerite snail in there :)

Anyway, the mystery snail doesn't seem to mind in.

iamntbatman 05-26-2010 03:46 AM

Well, normal dosages of "aquarium salt" aren't enough to really measure on a hydrometer (i.e. not enough to really make it brackish) and probably won't bug your mystery snail. However, if you did go with marine salt mix and bumped the salinity up to low-end brackish (1.005 or so specific gravity) I don't think the mystery snail would survive.

Mecal 05-26-2010 11:47 AM

ohhh ok, thank you.

No, I didn't use marine salt.

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