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hi everyone, one of my stomatella snails keeps falling off the rock, I've found him on the sand upside down about 3 times today and that's not like him at all. most times he's just hiding underneath a crevice in the rock he likes. please help I don't want anything to happen to him! edit: i noticed one of his antennas or feelers or I'm not sure what u call them, one of them is shorter than the other I'm not sure if that could be a factor or something
New to the hobby, Found an old red sea max 130d for a good price, did my readings for a moths now and now about to start here is what i have done and what i am planning to do any advise and is greatly appreciated 1) Disassembled and cleaned up the old tank with vinegar x2 then washed and rinsed and then once with hydrogen peroxide and rinsed it again 2) I threw the stock skimmer and got the inTank media basket and tune 9001 skimmer washed the old power head and old pumps ( marineland nj900 and marinalnd400) got rid of the tubing cz they were nasty, 3) bought 40 pounds of Arag-alive live sand/ 20 pounds of marco dry rock, now my questions are 1.should i use the pumps/heater/ wave maker? 2. the guys who sold me the tank gave me about 15 lb of live rock in saltwater in a plastic bucket, should i use it? 3. I am planning to add sand and the rock ( still not decided on whether i use the live rock mixed with my new dry rock or not) then add the water and salt in the tank with the wave maker till i reach good salinity then add the cuc then add the floss and purigen and chemo-pure or should i add it from the get go? also should i leave the light on or off during the cycle? i am planing to get 2 common clowns and a blenny to start then maybe add a another fish then planning to get starter corals after i upgrade the light. any comments is greatly appreciated
My tank has been up and running for 4.5 months now and over that time I have been slowly losing the depth of my sandbed during the weekly siphoning/vacuuming process. I still have live sand left over in the bag from when I first set up. I thought it would have dried out by know but sure enough there is still moisture in the bag. The bag was not sealed tightly so it have been exposed to air. My question is if I want to replace the sand that has been removed over the past several months, is it safe to use this bag of leftover live sand? Do I simply need to rinse it well or does it need to be cured like live rock that has had die off? I gave it the sniff test and there was odor coming out of the bag (very scientific, I know!) If I can't simply rinse it before adding to the tank then I will probably just toss it and buy some dry sand to rinse and add.