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by OIF_VET
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: starting a nano reef
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

TIP!
Let the Tank Run (Cycle) for at least 2weeks before adding Corals.
Do get some Live rock and some Live Sand.
This will help your Tank cycle.
I really enjoyed my Nano.
by OIF_VET
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Lots of questions about MHC care
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Salt water tanks can be more challenging to set up than a standard fresh water (though there are some high tech fresh water tanks out there that are incredibly advanced - it all depends on what you want to do) but after that they are not too bad to maintain. I find my little 14 gallon reef tank is ...
by OIF_VET
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: business card change.
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

* Moved by OIF_VET.
This should have been posted here I Believe instead of Activism.
Thank you :)
by OIF_VET
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: My Kids brought back 25 little Hermit Crabs one day.
Replies: 6
Views: 3887

When I was running a Marine tank...I was advised the salinity should be near (At) 1.024. I cant remember the name of the instrument used to measure salinity. As for the other items mentioned...I am lost, I have no idea what they are. I am glad to hear that the inhabitants are still alive and seem to...
by OIF_VET
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is "Jurassi Mite" safe for hermit crabs and crabit
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

What kind of salt? I hope it is not "Table" salt.
But Marine salt. Like Oceanic or other Marine salt that is used for aquariums.
by OIF_VET
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Marine Hermit Crabs
Replies: 25
Views: 15169

Sounds Like the Hermie Passed. :( When I had my Marine tank up and running, I would sometimes find a dead hermie. Not to sound gross, But, I left the carcass in the Tank for the fish and other hermits to eat. As for Molting, I am fairly certain that they do not dig down. Instead I believe they curl ...
by OIF_VET
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Signs of death?? Maybe Not! Please Read.
Replies: 0
Views: 11939

Signs of death?? Maybe Not! Please Read.

I recently received a Private message and I have to agree. Never assume a Hermit Crab is dead until absolutely positive. Sometimes a Molting crab will go limp and will not show absolute signs of life. I copied and am pasting 2 key points. 1: It is normal for crabs preparing to molt to go limp and ap...
by OIF_VET
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Limp Hermit Crab? Do not assume Death. Please read.
Replies: 24
Views: 47029

Limp Hermit Crab? Do not assume Death. Please read.

I recently received a Private message and I have to agree. Never assume a Hermit Crab is dead until absolutely positive. Sometimes a Molting crab will go limp and will not show absolute signs of life. I copied and am pasting 2 key points. 1: It is normal for crabs preparing to molt to go limp and ap...
by OIF_VET
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: MHC Strawberry Hermit Crab on ebay?
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Oh wow! Thank you. The ones that I had had blue legs. I for got the name of them but when I got them they were in a bag with water. I don't know if it was Salt water or Fresh water. That's something I've never thought about. Thanks a million for the links. I'm going to look through them completely ...
by OIF_VET
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: MHC Strawberry Hermit Crab on ebay?
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Found 1 of the links I had. (Quite a few Mozzilla Updates and upgrades) http://www.saltwaterfish.com/ Just found this link...I have seen this one and I am very impressed by the way they describe the livestock. They tell ya upfront if the "Fish" is very delicate and will not guarantee the "Arrive ali...
by OIF_VET
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: MHC Strawberry Hermit Crab on ebay?
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Most if not all Marine Hermies use "Snail" shells. If I can find the link to a "Marine" Livestock/Supply store that I have come across on-line I will add the Link here. Sadly, I think the Marine Hermits U got passed on because they require a Salt water Aquarium. Some Marine Hermits can be quite stri...
by OIF_VET
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: MHC Strawberry Hermit Crab on ebay?
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Sadly yes, Marine Hermies can be sold on Ebay...Personally I feel that it is not different than if you were to buy Aquarium supplies from on-line stores.
Some are quite reputable and have a decent policy and Guarantee on the Livestock.
by OIF_VET
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: HCA elections
Replies: 42
Views: 4020

Thank You very much BurroHaven!
Yes indeed there was turmoil. But that is behind us. We have a bright future ahead of us with still more challenges yet to come.
This change was a Huge effort.
Just wanted to Thank you for the Acknowlegement :)
by OIF_VET
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: what to do after he's shed his exoskeleton?
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Hi there! I would go ahead and allow the "Lil' Dude" see the light of day 8)
If all seems well... Let him resume normal Day/night.
:)
by OIF_VET
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: HCA elections
Replies: 42
Views: 4020

Thank You folks for voicing concern. I am doing well. The Holidays and a PTSD anniversary..well I do tend to drift off sometimes. Sometimes life happens and I can't get on the HCA when I want to. But, I do tend to drift sometimes. It just happens :( But, when I am here, I am very glad to do my best ...