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    JellyMan

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    Ha she would have hated being at my house when I set up the 125 I had about 154 gallons in my floor :D Im glad your tank is on the downside of the cycle yote keep us updated man.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    lol,She hates those jugs of water so much shes decided I need to start looking at ways to find the space to hook up an RO/DI unit.
    Just run my tests again;
    Ammonia-0
    Nitrite-0
    nitrate-0.5
    alkilinity-12
    Calcium-440
    Salinity-1.026SG or 35ppt
    Phosphate-0

    Just dropped in 5 trubos and one emerald crab Going to let them do there thing untill next weekend .
    Its nice to finaly have something in there to watch besides worms.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Sounds good Yote. I'm glad things are going well for you! And wow, good job with those nitrates...
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I honestly dont know what I done to those nitrates Biff.All I did was change 15 gallon of water last night.Just got lucky I guess,,but heck,I'll take luck anyday.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    :shock: Ok it happened this morning.:shock: Took the wife into Bermuda with me this morning and lost ever bit of my self-control.
    She liked the little ocellaris clowns so we brought 2 of em home.:bounce:
    Finally something cool to watch:Cheers:
     
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    oces are pretty cool little guys you should get alot of enjoyment out of them. Good choice of fish :D
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Yeah,I like em jelly,and my kids love em.I like the way they meet you at the front of the tank,kinda like little puppys.
     
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    good luck yote ..im ansious to see pics buddy..
     
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    Good luck with the new additions and congrats.
     
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    if your getting a cleaning crew dont get any emerald crabs because i got one and he ate my mandarin,six line,2peppermint shrimp,1cleaner ,and a skunk clown :frustrat: :death: :death: so i traded him for a peppermint shrimp.:bounce:
     
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    I've never heard of emerald crabs eating other animals... I've never had any problems with mine.
     
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    yes as they get older they will get up to 2.5-3 inches and will attack and sometimes kill smaller fish.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Well,I done got an emerald in there.I'll keep an eye on him and if he starts showing to much aggression,,he'll get boiled.Been a long time since I had some fresh caught and boiled crab.
     
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    It won't be hard to catch the emerald, but you might pull a rock out with him - they hold on tight!

    I had one that liked eating coral (I watched him do it...), so he was relegated to the puffer tank...where he has amazingly stayed alive and healthier than ever.

    Also, peppermint shrimp eat more than just aiptasia...I've personally watched one rip my new (at the time) hammer coral apart.

    So the moral...basically, when any person claims to know the behavior of an animal inside and out, and declares them reef-safe, remember:

    there is no such thing as reef-safe. Only "probably won't eat your sh!t, but might anyway" safe. :)
     
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    We will keep that in mind, thanks for sharing.
     
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