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Tamberav
1 hour ago, Lula_Mae said:

What a scary looking creeper!  Looks like he'd as soon stab you as anything!

A while back, someone on here had a pom pom crab in a pico. She took a video of the pom pom trying to carry 3 or 4 baby hermits back to her lair...

 

I think that pom pom was related to Shelby (the pom pom I had in my first tank on here).

Ya he is spooky! Super aggressive too! 

 

I have a pom pom in my 25g that is super evil... he tries to jump on small fish and even tried to carry off my candy cane pistol shrimp who got away but shooting the pom pom in the face. The others I have had in the past were peaceful but that one is really mean. 

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WV Reefer
Just now, Tamberav said:

Ya he is spooky! Super aggressive too! 

 

I have a pom pom in my 25g that is super evil... he tries to jump on small fish and even tried to carry off my candy cane pistol shrimp who got away but shooting the pom pom in the face. The others I have had in the past were peaceful but that one is really mean. 

 

Its like the damn Wild West in there! 😂

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Wingy

It is funny how different the pom poms are.  Mine is afraid of the sexies but is a big bad crab when standing up to the big rock.  

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WV Reefer
2 minutes ago, Wingy said:

It is funny how different the pom poms are.  Mine is afraid of the sexies but is a big bad crab when standing up to the big rock.  

To be fair, sexies can be scary when traveling in a pack. 😄

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Lula_Mae

I'd say 95% of the pom poms I've had have been shy, retiring, peaceful individuals.  Shelby was...unique.

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WV Reefer
2 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

I'd say 95% of the pom poms I've had have been shy, retiring, peaceful individuals.  Shelby was...unique.

Shelby is a legend. :bowdown:

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Lula_Mae
2 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Shelby is a legend. :bowdown:

For better or worse haha. Poor Shirley (RIP)...

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Tamberav

It just occurred to me that my pico is on the side table by my bed... like right next to my head and these crabs are comfortable out of water... and grow pretty large...

 

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Red eyed reef crab (Eriphia ferox)

 

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WV Reefer
31 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

It just occurred to me that my pico is on the side table by my bed... like right next to my head and these crabs are comfortable out of water... and grow pretty large...

 

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Red eyed reef crab (Eriphia ferox)

 

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Suddenly the dryer doesn’t seem too bad. 😅😂

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Tamberav

I hadn't seen the crab in awhile and I got scared thinking he was under my blankets.

 

As I lay my head down on my pillow and stared into the tank...I spotted him looking at me....

 

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Tempestas

I don't know what's worse, having two beady red eyes staring at you or just one...

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Tamberav

Tester corals and snails went in a few days ago....mostly testing to see if they get eaten by bad crab.

 

I also had a huge emerald crab so he went in too.

 

Not positive I will keep the crabs as I have had a blue stripe pipefish in a 10g for a few months now downstairs which was my original plan until I found bad 🦀. But for now they can hang out while I decide how to proceed.

 

Emerald crab is eating my macro frags but that is okay.

 

I still haven't added a heater 😛 but I dug out an old par38 and a sunblaster and hung those in a janky fashion. Also added an old mp10...all the other pumps I tried that were in my 'old janky fish shit' boxes were too large to fit.

 

The mp10 blasted the diatoms right off though. 

 

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Tester zoas

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The emerald crab...bad crab just stares at me creepily from his hideout.

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Tigahboy

Silicone in the back looks pretty good to me actually.   Has a cool artsy feel.    

 

Scape looks great!  And I'm super impressed you have an mp10 on your pico.   :bowdown:

 

 

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MetaTank

Yeah, I double the sentiment about the mp10...lol. I wish I had equipment like THAT just laying around, hahaha

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Tamberav
2 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Silicone in the back looks pretty good to me actually.   Has a cool artsy feel.    

 

Scape looks great!  And I'm super impressed you have an mp10 on your pico.   :bowdown:

 

 

 

1 hour ago, MetaTank said:

Yeah, I double the sentiment about the mp10...lol. I wish I had equipment like THAT just laying around, hahaha

Lol it is old like 2012 but just keeps working. They are honestly perfect for small tanks like this. Amazing flow...small footprint in the tank and they are silent when ran on low settings even though they are the older model. I have had one on my 7g running for almost 5?? years now without a hiccup.

 

I think you can pick up these older ones for like 100 bucks these days.

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WV Reefer
3 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

 

Lol it is old like 2012 but just keeps working. They are honestly perfect for small tanks like this. Amazing flow...small footprint in the tank and they are silent when ran on low settings even though they are the older model. I have had one on my 7g running for almost 5?? years now without a hiccup.

 

I think you can pick up these older ones for like 100 bucks these days.

 

......And if necessary you can crank it all the way up and just blow the crab out of the tank. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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748S911

Your tank is looking good, with alot of cool stuff in it.  

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Tamberav

LFS gets in sun corals for like 40-50 bucks but the ones that don't sell end up in starvation mode and then they mark them down. 

 

Grabbed two of the best looking starved ones they had for $7 each. Dipping now and saw some flatworms come flying off.. one red one. ick. 

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Tamberav

Here are the sun's that need some TLC. I was almost temped to buy all of them but the others looked worse than these. 

 

 

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On 5/9/2019 at 3:46 PM, Lula_Mae said:

What a scary looking creeper!  Looks like he'd as soon stab you as anything!

A while back, someone on here had a pom pom crab in a pico. She took a video of the pom pom trying to carry 3 or 4 baby hermits back to her lair...

 

I think that pom pom was related to Shelby (the pom pom I had in my first tank on here).

My pom pom was like that too. He had a shell collection near his cave.

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On 5/15/2019 at 7:02 AM, Tamberav said:

I hadn't seen the crab in awhile and I got scared thinking he was under my blankets.

 

As I lay my head down on my pillow and stared into the tank...I spotted him looking at me....

 

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He is mean looking...kinda like he's got a plan. Lol

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Clown79

Tank looks cool. The silicone does actually look artsy!

 

I really like the rocks. Cool shape

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Tamberav

Ethan wants some pest crabs so I tickled this guy till he ran out the back door. 

 

They were comforting each other.

 

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I think I will miss his creepy ass but it opens up a lot of more freedom with him gone.

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Tamberav

Also the suns are showing life in my 25g. Will add them eventually. The left one looks ready soon.

 

Did my first water change today and added some more corals. Will update with pics once they open.

 

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13 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

Also the suns are showing life in my 25g. Will add them eventually. The left one looks ready soon.

 

Did my first water change today and added some more corals. Will update with pics once they open.

 

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The difference in a day is incredible 

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