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Old 10/05/2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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I Have a 60gal tank that will house only a mantis shrimp. Will I need to get a protei

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Old 10/05/2017, 03:27 PM   #2
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I would run one if only to help oxygenate. They can be messy eaters though.


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Old 10/06/2017, 09:02 AM   #3
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I would run one if only to help oxygenate. They can be messy eaters though.


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Thank you. Can you give me give me advice as to salinity, temperature and any and all tank parameters and equipment. I realize it's a lot to ask but I'm a total newbie and really would like to do this the right way. I am fascinated by these creatures and would like to provide it with a good home. All advice is greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 10/06/2017, 11:04 AM   #4
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http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...raca/royslist/

If you know what species you’re getting or want info on, this is the best place to look


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Old 10/06/2017, 05:13 PM   #5
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For temp and salinity just go for normal reef params, sg 1.026 temp of around 78


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Old 10/06/2017, 07:46 PM   #6
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If youíre new to saltwater donít get a peacock right away. They are deep water species, a bit fragile. Some of the smaller smashers are pretty damn resilient though.

If you donít have rock yet look into http://tbsaltwater.com/ they are known for small green smashers.


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Old 10/15/2017, 01:32 PM   #7
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I recommend a protein skimmer for overall aquarium health since it is a more effective tank cleaning system than a HOB filter or refugium. If possible, I would run both a protein skimmer and grow macroalgae in either a HOB refugium or in a sump. That and small (5%) water changes every 2 weeks is what always worked for me.


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