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Old 01/10/2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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WHAT the heck is this?

Check this out...Are these reef safe? And what are they?

120 Gallon Reef
40 Gallon breeder sump/fuge
ASM G3 skimmer
Mag 12 return pump
Sea swirls and 2 Koralia 4's
Filter sock
200 lbs live rock
140 lbs live sand

Current Tank Info: 120 gallon reef
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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Reef safe sortof... Tank Inhabitant safe, no...

Most people put Mantis shrimp in a seperate tank.

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Old 01/10/2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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go on youtube and put in mantis shrimp - might help you make a choice!

“Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner.”

“No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise”

Current Tank Info: 55g, 50 lbs live rock, 40lbs live sand, xenias, mushrooms, medusa, sponge, boxing, cleaner and peppermint shrimps, flame angelfish, pyjama fish, spotted peacock wrasse and two clownfish, crabs and snails!
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Anybody see the episode of Anthony Bourdaine's No Reservations show in Hong Kong?

Showed the chefs reaching into tanks full of 1 foot long mantis shrimps then taking machetes to them and tossing them in a soup pot. I'd be skipping that course.

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Current Tank Info: 200 gallon custom Marineland DD peninsular tank. LPS dominated mixed reef. Previous 90 gallon mixed reef TOTM April 2009.
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:57 PM   #5
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I'd love to eat a mantis shrimp. After the number of fish my mantis shrimp ate, it would be some kind of poetic justice.


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Old 01/10/2008, 07:54 PM   #6
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I've heard that Mantis is really good. Surprisingly, many countries in the world harvest and eat them, especially in the Mediterranean where they are referred to as Mantis Prawns.

Eating the tail probably isn't much different than eating lobster.

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Current Tank Info: 120g Reef Tank, 60g Cube Mantis/Reef Tank, Want more info, ask me.
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