Crabby Dish

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Scouse, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I noticed a post where someone wrote about keeping live food in their sump and it was recommended against.

    That miffed me since I was always gunna do and thought if i inceased my bioload the good bacteria would grow to cope...hhmmmm....

    Then a fella called Andy Lister (hopefully you'll read this Andy) wrote about makin something for em to live in, cant find the post for the life of me :bugout: an was hopin you could reiterate what it was you were talkin about an show a pic if poss?? Would be most appreciated then I can incorporate into my cabinet above the sump.

    Otherwise anyone any other thoughts on how to make somethin??

    Cheers
     
  2. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    ^bump.

    I too would like to know why not to put food/critters in the sump and what to put them in instead. (Actually, I was intending on keeping a small mantis shrimp in the sump/refugium I have, and maybe the food in there too.)
     
  3. cthulhu77

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    Well, if you keep a mantis shrimp, you won't have much food for the octo :D
    Have kept limited amounts of feeder animals in the refugium before, never had a problem. Hermit crabs and the like...
    A better idea would be to set up a seperate tank that holds the water for your water changes, and keep them there...it can be a 50 gallon plastic garbage can, or another tank...that way you have the water always ready, and emergency tank, and a place for your feeders, all at once.
    greg
     
  4. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    Eh, phil doesn't eat more than one crab a week. I feed him adult brine shrimp, and because of this have yet to see him eat an octo-food sized crab...goes for the easiest food you know..
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    easiest place to keep crabs is in the freezer :)

    But, a few would be okay in the sump, its just that they are damn messy and too many could put stress on the filters etc...

    Basically, i would keep them in a glass tank with a few inches of water, rocks to crawl out on, a small internal filter and feed them on fish flakes, water changes will be needed to keep it fresh..

    Cheers
     
  6. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    may seem completley daft but i hadnt considered puttin whole crabs in the freezer :lol:

    well ive got a fluval of some kind knockin round spare so i suppose i could use that.

    cheers mate :D
     
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    i too was planning on keeping collected soldier crabs in my sump

    i guess you couldnt keep too many though

    what kind of nutrition loss occurs in frozen crabs versus live
     
  8. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I suppose that shouldnt be much of a prob would it since when you freeze veggies they say boil in a bit of water to reduce nutrition loss.

    anyone else??
     

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