Islandoftiki's Mantis/Pest Tank Pico Contest Winner!
Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:36 AM
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:30 PM
Dude I don't wanna lie... for such an ugly tank... its beautiful.
Just wait till it starts getting stocked... these are just the hitchhikers.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
He'll be hanging out for the next couple days in my 7.5 gallon tank until I can move him over on Sunday (after I'm done stocking it with corals).
Check him out!
Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:22 PM
This is my emergency 7.5 gallon tank that is already cycled and has a small CUC. He'll go into the 2 gallon on Sunday.
Notice he takes a couple swings at the forceps. He missed though.
Mantis' first feeding video!
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:08 PM
Here we go. It's April 1st and we can start stocking. So my project for the day is to get this thing up and rolling!
Here's the Full Tank Shot from this morning prior to any stocking...
And the Full Equipment Shot:
With the last minute score of a jet black mantis shrimp (Haptosquilla glyptocercus), I had to do some modification of the rockscape to incorporate a mantis shrimp home. I picked up a hard plastic tube fitting from Home Depot and some epoxy so I could cover the tube in aragonite substrate to make it look a little more natural.
Here's the final product that has some live rock rubble glued to it to make a base for the original main rock that will go on top.
Right now, I'm waiting for the glue and epoxy to set up. Stay tuned for updates!
Everything is chillin' in a bucked while I wait...
The mantis shrimp is hanging out in the 7.5 gallon. He came out of hiding to see what was going on about 1/2 hour ago and disappeared after a couple minutes. I almost got a picture of him!
Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:23 PM
Added some new stock:
About 10 new green majanos with red tips.
Bubble algae. About 10-15 bubbles of various sizes. Popped a couple.
Hair algae, small clump about dime sized.
Various other macros. Caulerpa, some red, some other green stuff.
A new piece of live rock for the back to give it some height. Came with some green mushrooms that I hacked up with a razor blade; threw half of the bits into the tank randomly.
A small mat of GSP that I robbed from my main display tank, about dime sized. Glued it to the back wall of the tank.
In about 1/2 hour, the mantis shrimp goes in.
The water is clearing, so I'll try to get a picture before the lights go out for the night. I might wait till tomorrow for everything to settle in and open up.
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Like a black hole! Ooooh.... sinister!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:56 PM
You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?
Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!
I'd give you a hug but you might stab me
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:00 PM
Video: **Shadie The Mantis Shrimp Sets Up His New Home**