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    Hi Everyone, so first off I love this site already, and am excited about building my first Marine Aquarium but I am a complete and utter noob when it comes to all this. I am attempting at putting together a home for a Conch, I was hoping that some one would know what kind it is and could tell me how to best take care of it. I live about 25- 30 mins from Ocean City, MD and my sister and I went to the beach and found it there. I currently have a 10.4 gallon tank ( i think?) that i bought off a friend, and I also have gotten some CaribSea 'Oolite' Live Sand for the tank (will this be a good kind for it?). How do i keep it well while getting the tank ready? I have a Whisper filter not sure if that is good for this type of animal until i get an upgrade or not (any suggestions?). What should i feed it? and do i need a wavemaker? We dont have many stores for this hobby around here so i was also wondering if some one could recommend a reputable online store as well for equipment and supplies? Sorry about all of the questions, I know its a lot but I've attached a couple of pic's below... and thanx so much...
     
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    Welcome aboard.
    Your attachments wouldnt open.You might try uploading the pics to photobucket.com.Then posting them is as easy as copy and paste.
    The best advice I can give on the conch,is to return it to the ocean untill you can get the tank set up and cycled.Being as conchs feed on algae and diatoms,it'll take a while for the tank to be able to support it.
     
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    Also, if you got the conch off of the coast of MD, it's not a tropical species that would be able to survive in a typical saltwater setup. It will need much lower temperatures and would likely boil to death in a tank.
     
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    welcome to the site
     
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    Hello and welcome to the site.
     
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