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by Makena95GT
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Mixing different types of Marine Hermitcrabs
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: Mixing different types of Marine Hermitcrabs

You most likely wont see local native marine hermits in a local fish store. Typically the common ones are blue legged hermits, red legged hermits, and some of the larger varieties like the thin striped hermit. On top of that you'd of course want a well established saltwater tank. To give an example ...
by Makena95GT
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Just bought another pp (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Just bought another pp (pic heavy)

My pet smart has one tank of natural and one tank of painted they up charge for the painted by calling the crabs "fancy". I think the magpies are really cute and wish I could find some larger ones. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk Been working for PS for years. We've never had crabs wit...
by Makena95GT
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Can someone please tell me what type of marine hermie I have
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Can someone please tell me what type of marine hermie I

Yup. Thats a thin stripe. I used to have one in my older reef tank. Itll get large enough that you'll need a pretty big saltwater tank to keep him happy. Mine also liked to move all of my corals around. So he had to go to the fish store

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by Makena95GT
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Large saltwater pool tips? And background
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Large saltwater pool tips? And background

As someone who keeps larger marine tanks, please don't try to shove any marine life into such a small and shallow pool. With the debris crabs drag in, fluctuating temps, and evaporation, you will end up with a lot of dead things in the water. I would greatly advise starting a separate saltwater tank...
by Makena95GT
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Segrest
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Segrest

I asked on the Segrest website for all of the stores they ship to within 40 miles of my house. It listed 8 independent stores, 27 PetSmarts, and 39 Petcos. How likely is it that the PetSmarts and the Petcos are getting their crabs from Segrest? I did ask at my closest PetSmart (which is not actuall...
by Makena95GT
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Fish Experts?
Replies: 31
Views: 513

Re: Fish Experts?

Ive kept all types of fish in hard water. I live in Pflugerville (pretty much north Austin) and besides the darned neons.. Havent had an issue. Id toss on the canister filter and ditch the UGF. Depending on what canister filter it is.. You may be able to ditch all other filtration for it but I would...
by Makena95GT
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Fish Experts?
Replies: 31
Views: 513

Re: Fish Experts?

If its been less than 14 days they can take them back. If not.. Take them to a mom and pop fish store.

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by Makena95GT
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Fish Experts?
Replies: 31
Views: 513

Re: Fish Experts?

Haha people around PetSmart call me the fish nerd or fish lady and I get people from all over town to come see me since I k ow more than most chain store employees regarding animal care [emoji14]

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by Makena95GT
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Man cave help¡
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Man cave help¡

Look for some metal racks from Lowes. They have some that fit two 40g breeder tanks perfectly (one on each shelf/level) and with both filled are super sturdy. Thats what most breeders use in the fish hobby to hold tanks

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by Makena95GT
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Fish Experts?
Replies: 31
Views: 513

Re: Fish Experts?

So pretty much once weekly you need to change out 10-20% of your water, you can achieve this by doing as you are, gravel vacuuming. When you are doing your water change, remove old mechanical filter pad and rinse it out using that dirty fish water you just pulled from the tank. When you replace the ...
by Makena95GT
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Fish Experts?
Replies: 31
Views: 513

Re: Fish Experts?

Next time you take the water ask them to give you exact readings of the parameters. We use test strips to test customer water and they are notoriously inaccurate. Invest in an API master test kit, they are aweeeesssooommmeee lol The algae eaters, are they plecos, if so, what kind? If they are just "...
by Makena95GT
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Fish Experts?
Replies: 31
Views: 513

Re: Fish Experts?

I work at PetSmart and I fully endorse Prime as a water conditioner as unlike almost all other it detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate which will keep your fish safe during the initial cycle. In texas we have hard, alkaline water, so keep that in mind. My pH is consistently 8.2. Hardness is alwa...
by Makena95GT
Tue May 26, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Conditions at Petco
Replies: 19
Views: 864

Re: Conditions at Petco

Pretty much. I wouldn't let someone bring in an animal and let it mingle with our store animals. That would just be a bad idea all around. Even if a puppy if ditched at the store we technically are not supposed to like bring it in around us or where other dogs or animals are, as, you never know if t...
by Makena95GT
Mon May 25, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: The Rest of my clan
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: The Rest of my clan

They are by far my favorite reptiles! I used to think they were so ugly.. Then babysitted TeeCee and CeeTee for a librarian over the summer.. Never gave them back and after she saw how much i loved and spoiled them she gave them to me back in 2011 CeeTee actually laid two eggs yesterday! Looks like ...
by Makena95GT
Mon May 25, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Conditions at Petco
Replies: 19
Views: 864

Re: Conditions at Petco

I work at petsmart. We take in adoptions but don't sell them. They go to new homes for free. :) Careful with that. Its against policy. For the reason of "outside animals not from the store have unknown pasts and unknown coditions and could possibly be carrying something that could spread to our ani...