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Old 02/12/2007, 03:49 PM   #126
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I had a birth today in my tank. It is either pistol shrimp, peppermint shrimp or mantis shrimp. I have several hundred of them swimming around and the fish are just loving it. There are quite a few survivors in my fuge so perhaps I will find out what they are. This is the second time this has happened although the first time I know that it was a pregnant gorilla crab that dropped the bomb.

Way Cool!

to small to identify yet...how long are they?

could be pep shrimp, but doubt it as they require free swimming planktonic foods to get in the larval stage...but I think some kind of shrimp.

You should be a proud pappy as getting marine larval hatch to that stage of growth ...Is Not Easy!

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Old 02/12/2007, 10:50 PM   #127
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They are about 2 mm long. With my luck I now have 203 mantis shrimp in my tank.




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Old 02/13/2007, 06:23 AM   #128
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They are about 2 mm long. With my luck I now have 203 mantis shrimp in my tank.

Dr. Roy should be able to ID them...try in the mantis forum!

Most likely whatever they are, they will become fish food.....hey, fresh shrimp, yum!

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Old 02/14/2007, 05:16 PM   #129
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Sorry for the delay, i have posted pictures here:
http://www.automaticdog.com/

So far so good, i have 2 more Gorrila crabs i have to catch and i hear clicking from what i assume is a Mantis shrimp, but i have yet to see him. Everyday we find some new critter, who knew staring at rocks was so much fun. Otherwise i am keeping up on the levels and doing water changes.


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Old 02/14/2007, 05:25 PM   #130
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Use a chopstick to smash the Gorilla crabs (it's fun and easy!). The clicking may be a pistol shrimp (you hope!).

If you find a mantis, you can lift the rock that he's hiding in out of the tank, shoot some soda water into his hole, and he'll come scrambling out.


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Old 02/15/2007, 06:44 AM   #131
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I have the chopstick standing by, im gonna try non-lethal methods until the 2nd shipment comes in but after that it's hunting season.
My Amonia levels are starting to fall.


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Old 02/20/2007, 10:10 AM   #132
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Sorry for the delay, i have posted pictures here:
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So far so good, i have 2 more Gorilla crabs i have to catch and i hear clicking from what i assume is a Mantis shrimp, but i have yet to see him. Everyday we find some new critter, who knew staring at rocks was so much fun. Otherwise i am keeping up on the levels and doing water changes.
Looks like your cat thinks there is competition!

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Old 02/20/2007, 10:11 AM   #133
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alive?

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They are about 2 mm long. With my luck I now have 203 mantis shrimp in my tank.

any survivors?


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Old 02/23/2007, 07:32 AM   #134
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MORE ROCK

Well, I have had my tank up and running with my package for about 5 weeks now! Everything is doing great and I'm about to order a few more rocks to add to the tank. I'll have to ask Richard for some extra special one's this time!! It's still amazing watching all the new critters. I've had a few crabs dispell eggs into the water but haven't seen too many litle ones. The other critters must really like the fresh caviar. I did get rid of my mantis, he was about 4 inches long. A monster indeed!! There is a pistol shrimp that is making quite the home under one of the rocks. Well, once I get the time I will post some pics for everyone. ?I'll try to take some pics this weekend.


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Old 02/24/2007, 07:47 AM   #135
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Round 2 coming tomorow, hopefully the fine people at Newark airport are a little more gentle this time, lol. I'll put some pictures up and let you guys know how it goes.


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Old 02/26/2007, 09:02 AM   #136
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Tank pictures

Well here we go. I hope this works out. I tried earlier and I couldn't post all of them together. I'll do one at a time. This rock is incredible and I hope this helps someone decide to try some too. Richard is very knowledgable and very helpful. Hopefully the pics look good




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Old 02/26/2007, 09:04 AM   #137
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Here's some more.


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Old 02/26/2007, 09:06 AM   #138
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A couple more. First one is of Tube coral. The middle shows some black sponge and a fan. The bottom one shows a Porcelin crab. I have all kinds of these fellas of all different sizes


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Old 02/26/2007, 09:09 AM   #139
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Blu legged hermit crabs



A shot of the whole tank.



Tube coral with white sponge.

Again, this stuff is great. I have never seen rock like this before. Richard knows his stuff and is very accommidating. I will definately buy more in the future. I'm hoping to find a place in the house for a 190+ gallon reef tank.


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Old 02/26/2007, 09:12 AM   #140
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Sorry the last one's didn't upload.


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Old 02/26/2007, 09:13 AM   #141
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Old 02/26/2007, 09:17 AM   #142
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Old 02/26/2007, 09:19 AM   #143
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Sorry, for some reason my last three pics won't post. I have tried them all on one post and seperately. I can't figure it out.


Anyway, Redsix, I have some of the same little shrimp-esque babies in my tank too. I like yourself, hope they don't turn out to be mantis. I think they are pistol shrimp myself. Either way, I think the crabs will eat most of them anyway.


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Old 01/21/2008, 08:37 PM   #144
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i am starting construction on my 180g in-wall reef in a couple days. i will be using my existing 55g as a sump/refugium. i will be ordering the 180g package from tbs, i am pretty siked!


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Old 01/22/2008, 12:12 AM   #145
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This is a TBS Tiger Goby. He shares his home with a TBS pistol shrimp. The tuff little guy has hung in there since the beginning, even with one large mantis shrimp still in the tank.




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Old 01/22/2008, 10:53 AM   #146
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a little fish with a large personality! Was it a hitchhiker that came with your package?


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Old 01/27/2008, 12:40 PM   #147
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Ready to Go!

I've been following this forum closely and decided to purchase from TBS for my new 55 gal tank. I paid for "The Package" a few days ago but haven't heard anything from Richard. He's probably out fetching more rock or maybe taking a break. I have my tank all set up and ready to go using the specs that were listed on the TBS website. I have a couple of questions that you guys might be able to answer. How long should I leave my lights on in the tank? I've heard 8-10, but then I saw somewhere else it should be 5hrs. Also I'm wondering from those of you who have already gotten the package is your hermits have attempted to take over your snail's shells. In my last nano, my hermits killed my nassarius snails. I really enjoy reading all your posts. I'll submit photos when I can. I'm posting one now of the tank as it's waiting for the great live rock I know I'll be getting soon.





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Old 01/27/2008, 01:46 PM   #148
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Posted the picture wrong

Let's try this again! Sorry about the second post.





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Old 01/27/2008, 02:53 PM   #149
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Welcome to the Reef Central boards Red City! Your set up looks like it's ready for the TBS package.

What kind of lights are you using?


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Old 01/27/2008, 03:45 PM   #150
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Hey Teri,

I have a 48" 54W Hagen Marine Glo (blue) Florescent and a 48" 54W Hagen Power Glo (white) Florescent


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