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4 minutes ago, FishBoy69 said:

I was worried about this when i first started my tank but I've had nothing but success with hermits and snails. I've also put a shit ton of shells in my tank for the hermits to hop in and out of. My hermits have almost double in size these past few weeks it seems. If anything, my hermits have helped to clear out dying snails. I had one astraea that seemed like it was gonna go, and next day my hermits had it gone. We'll see how i feel in a couple months tho, but for right now, I'm happy with my crabs. 

So far all the hermits I've had have been ok. When I first started my tank, they went on a murder spree lol. Now that it's seasoned well, they have plenty to eat :wink:.

 

7 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Just do it!!! I kind of drew it out after looking at some really good pictures of sump plumbing and then sent my husband out to get the stuff. We used PVC pipes and connectors, ball valves to turn off the pipes. And lots of PVC glue.

It really boils down to laziness :lol:. I have to get a couple measurements and i'd probably be good to go. I really need to just do it already. The big tank i'm not in a rush. I want it to be done right the first time. I'm taking my time, plus I have to save money, way too many hobbies and not enough time or money for them all.

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Dirté Sanchez
10 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

So far all the hermits I've had have been ok. When I first started my tank, they went on a murder spree lol. Now that it's seasoned well, they have plenty to eat :wink:.

 

It really boils down to laziness :lol:. I have to get a couple measurements and i'd probably be good to go. I really need to just do it already. The big tank i'm not in a rush. I want it to be done right the first time. I'm taking my time, plus I have to save money, way too many hobbies and not enough time or money for them all.

I go through phases like that, working basically 14-15 hour days and then having homework on my days off, plus care for three fish tanks and at the moment, one QT tub. And children. And dogs. And a cat and kitten. Sometimes it all gets a little overwhelming because not everybody helps out with the labor on the tanks and I've also always been one of those people that can do it better and faster by myself, so delegating stuff out like testing parameters or cleaning parts or something is hard for me to do. Anal retentiveness can be a good and a bad thing 😂

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6 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

I go through phases like that, working basically 14-15 hour days and then having homework on my days off, plus care for three fish tanks and at the moment, one QT tub. And children. And dogs. And a cat and kitten. Sometimes it all gets a little overwhelming because not everybody helps out with the labor on the tanks and I've also always been one of those people that can do it better and faster by myself, so delegating stuff out like testing parameters or cleaning parts or something is hard for me to do. Anal retentiveness can be a good and a bad thing 😂

Oh yeah I totally get that :lol:. I have a bit of ocd and my wife doesn't help with that at all. She kills with her messiness. As for tank stuff, that's all me along with the reptiles. I have lots of stuff to do generally and it's hard to get in a groove. Especially now that i'm back in bowling very heavily. I'm really trying to get back in the form I was 13 years ago. People think i'm kidding when I say I wanna be pro or close to it by next year. :wink:

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spectra
7 hours ago, FishBoy69 said:

I was worried about this when i first started my tank but I've had nothing but success with hermits and snails. I've also put a shit ton of shells in my tank for the hermits to hop in and out of. My hermits have almost double in size these past few weeks it seems. If anything, my hermits have helped to clear out dying snails. I had one astraea that seemed like it was gonna go, and next day my hermits had it gone. We'll see how i feel in a couple months tho, but for right now, I'm happy with my crabs. 

Yeah am to the point that I dont give a shit anymore :lol: I get snails and the wrasses eat them.............so F it am just  going to get a bunch of blue legs or something and see what happens........I need something to pick on the rocks.........

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FishBoy69
7 minutes ago, spectra said:

Yeah am to the point that I dont give a shit anymore :lol: I get snails and the wrasses eat them.............so F it am just  going to get a bunch of blue legs or something and see what happens........I need something to pick on the rocks.........

I'm may even cave and get a fricken emerald crab soon just to get the spots where even the hermits can't reach

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28 minutes ago, FishBoy69 said:

I'm may even cave and get a fricken emerald crab soon just to get the spots where even the hermits can't reach

I actually have one of those in a 14 IM I have............yashi shrimp combo are the only ones in there also.............

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Dirté Sanchez
53 minutes ago, spectra said:

Yeah am to the point that I dont give a shit anymore :lol: I get snails and the wrasses eat them.............so F it am just  going to get a bunch of blue legs or something and see what happens........I need something to pick on the rocks.........

I like the dwarf blue legs! They're more colorful than the boring black or reds. I have a few scarlet reef herms, two Halloweens, two electric blues. Plus one strawberry monster in each. They make for an interesting crew to watch, and so far no one has eaten a snail. Not even when they die, which becomes an annoyance. Now, the electric blue ate the little blue clam I got within about a week, so that sucked. Picked the shell spotless, like it was never even there.

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