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My first saltwater tank
Old 01-24-2013, 12:39 PM   #21
 
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Tank is doing great. Going to start uploading pics in a few weeks.

Didn't tell you about my first hitch hiker. Saw a few fan worms which I thought was awesome.
Today I'm seeing Shells?!? Really small, but alas I really think I see two snails? I never got snails yet nor my shrimp but I really think i see snails

I do alot of reading on the forums, I mean ALOT. I also check out other sites and stuff but it seems that when I am thinking about stuff its better to just ask.

Emerald Crabs... I like the thought of one, but I'm nervous about getting one. (when i was a kid one of my first fresh water tanks was decimated by crayfish).
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:58 PM   #22
 
Maybe there astrea starfish?
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #23
 
I wouldn't recommend one of those buggers. I had one and he was fine for a while. Problem with crabs is they're lazy and opportunistic. Mine took a limb off my Kenya tree and a chunk out of my trumpet coral. I evicted him to my sump/refugium where he's chowing through my macro algae.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:43 AM   #24
 
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I wouldn't recommend one of those buggers. I had one and he was fine for a while. Problem with crabs is they're lazy and opportunistic. Mine took a limb off my Kenya tree and a chunk out of my trumpet coral. I evicted him to my sump/refugium where he's chowing through my macro algae.
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Well I don't plan on keeping coral at all, but i changed my mind on the emerald crab anyway. (I think if my fiancee saw one walking around the tank she would never go near a tank again.)

I also don't think what i saw was an astrea starfish, i could clearly see a cone and it really looks like a shell.

On another note. Saw my first amphipod. Also saw my clownfish eat my first amphipod.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #25
 
Might be a Limpet?
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #26
 
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Might be a Limpet?
Close i think. They are currently really tiny. Even smaller than my freshwater pond snails when i first see them.

I havent seen them since yesterday. They were on the wall of the aquarium then moved down and went toward the live rock. I hope they made it there....

That poor amphipod. The way it happened looked like a shark attack. Clownfish are relentless...
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #27
 
LOL, shark attack. Yea pretty much. Limpets start out very tiny. I'd get a pic for you from my tank, but you would not see it. I have thiusands of them. They keep my tank clean. If it is a Limpet, trun the lights out, and look in after abiut an hour, they mostly feed at night.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #28
 
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So an update:
Yesterday I visited the house off someone I found selling live rock. I ended up getting ALOT of live rock, which was amazing! I also got a few hitch hikers, he gave me a small sea urchin that was bothering his corals and a hermit crab was also found on a rock. Last but not least at the bottom of my bucket was an emerald crab! We had talked about it when i was there, he had multiple emeralds that didn't bother his fish, as long as they had plenty to eat off the live rock, so I am not worried :)...

Did i mention i got ALOT of live rock? I had so much that i pulled my 29g tank into my room and set it up! Waiting for it to cycle! Saltwater tank number 2!

Picked up two fish also, a pajama cardinal yesterday and today my fiancee got a royal gramma. Both are doing well!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:01 PM   #29
 
WE NEED PICS!
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