All your nasties: critters, crabs, etc

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi,

    if you have any unwanted critters, dont flush, send them here...
     
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    What are your plans with them? Species specific tanks? Food for mantis?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have several 2ft tanks in my system for refugiums, remote dsb's and thought they might add to the bio-diversity
     
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    Crabs and shrimps will pray on the pod population in a refugium. There must be NOTHING that feeds on them, otherwise it defeats the purpose of having it. As the pods grow and multiply, they feed your main display - and with something chasing and chowing them, they will be in hiding always and not :Randy-git: like rabbits...
    You can have the nasties, but preferably not in your refugium ;)
     
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    Tobes - I have about 4 hairy gorilla (xantid) crabs in my tank's sump - you SHOULD JUST SEE THE POD POPULATIONS in my tanks sump! Especially since I have removed the 2 x skimmers from the sump!
     
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    If you remove the skimmers, what are you using for mechanical filtration ?
     
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    OOOOOHHHH Warr - You CLEARLY missed out... have a look on my tank's thread..... ;) SOMETHING BIG....
     
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    Yeah, I saw the new skimmer, you made it sound like you don't have any :p

    So the new boy is external ?
     
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    Jip - external... just a wee bit smaller (physically) than a Deltec AP-902 ;)
     
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    Do they eat pods? Or do you feed them? I know you can put certain species in (vegetarians :p ), but it is not advisable if they feed on pods. I mean why would you want to slow your pod production down if the soul purpose of the refugium is to feed your tank?
    If you have a wine farm, surely you won't drink 6 of the 12 bottles in the case before you distribute them? OK, on second thought - rather don't answer that one Jacques :lol:
     
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    LOL Tobes! Ya - rather not, hey! ;)
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am having the second refugium for show, just a criters, imported algae tank etc... i am wierd i know, but the more thanks the better

    even if they eat some, nothing like watching crabs etc do there thing, and it keeps them out the DT :)
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    bump!!!

    this will include aptasia as well :)
     
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    Dallas - if/when you come and visit - you can have as many aptaisia as your heart desires....! :)
     
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    bump!
     
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    Can we send you Scubaninja? :lol:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nope :)
     
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    Would you like some flatworms ??? hehehe
     
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