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Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by Not_Now_John, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    Has anyone used limpets or chitons before?
  2. Piper

    Piper Guppy

    I haven't tired them myself but it sounds like they'll do a similar job to snails. I mainly wanted them for the diversity and something else to look at besides snails and crabs. I am a bit worried that they'll knock corals over though.

    I can give you a couple of limpets out of the bunch I ordered if you want to give em a try. I only ordered one chiton because of the 3" size.

  3. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    I grabbed a couple already just to see what they were like. I'll be interested to see how that chiton works out for you though.
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    You have a glass tank, right?
    Be very wary of them if you have acrylic.
  5. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    Yeah glass here. Do they etch little hide outs in acrylic?
  6. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I had what I believed to be chitons in an acrylic and they scratched the hell out of it. They were only about 1/4" long with a pale white shell. Left nasty gouge marks. Since they can actually 'chew' the rock, I'm not sure I'd want them in my tank even if it was glass.
  7. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I have limpets in my tank. Not sure where they came in from, but they have been reproducing in my tank. I have to clean babies out of the water line. They tend to go up past the line and die.
  8. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    It's Wednesday, so you all know what that means. Last day for orders!

    Also seems a Hawk Wing Conch has been added, might be interesting for anyone with a larger tank.
  9. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    Order is in, and what a mighty army of cleaners it is!
  10. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    If you want to meet a bit before meeting in the parking lot, and save some
    carrying, designate a spot.
  11. Thanks for organizing the GB with reefcleaners, Not_Now_John!

    Did someone get a surprise pack of mangroves in their order? I may have received your copepods. :p
  12. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    My order was correct.
    And I ordered pods as well.

    Everything seems alive and well.
    One of the brittle stars was really big!
    Of course, it went "poof" into the rockwork like the rest.


    Thanks for organizing it Michael.
  13. bmhair03

    bmhair03 Guest

    I actually received some Fern Caulerpa also?
    Thanks again Michael
  14. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    I was missing copepods. Put em in your sump, I will reorder next time.
  15. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    Hmm, I thought the oddly empty looking bag was full copepods, does yours have crawlies all over it? Didn't get any mangroves though.
  16. Piper

    Piper Guppy

    I had mangroves but I did add that and pods to my second order. The pod bag did seem to have a lot of life in it. Hopefully that will jump start the population again. I had a couple of DOAs but it looked like there were a few extras in most of the bags. All in all I was pretty happy with the critters.

  17. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    Yes, very good collection of critters.

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