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Hi and welcome .
I’d personally pick up a few test kits including ammonia , nitrate , and something to test the salinity ( refractometer )

if the ammonia is high do a water change .
if not let it ride .

I’d personally get rid of the gorilla crab and mantis shrimp if you plan on adding any other livestock .
Any pictures of the new setup ?
this would be a perfect time to start a build thread .
 
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Hi and welcome .
I’d personally pick up a few test kits including ammonia , nitrate , and something to test the salinity ( refractometer )

if the ammonia is high do a water change .
if not let it ride .

I’d personally get rid of the gorilla crab and mantis shrimp if you plan on adding any other livestock .
Any pictures of the new setup ?
this would be a perfect time to start a build thread .
Heya! So here's my hopeful(though potentially unrealistic) plan. The mantis kills the gorilla crabs and then once my tank is cycled, I move my hermits and clowns over to it and the Mantis to the 10 gallon. I did do a water change this afternoon due to the ammonia. I do have an ammonia test and refractometer. Plan on getting the other tests on Payday!

Thanks for the advice!
 

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Heya! So here's my hopeful(though potentially unrealistic) plan. The mantis kills the gorilla crabs and then once my tank is cycled, I move my hermits and clowns over to it and the Mantis to the 10 gallon. I did do a water change this afternoon due to the ammonia. I do have an ammonia test and refractometer. Plan on getting the other tests on Payday!

Thanks for the advice!
I love mantis shrimps and had one once as a hitchhiker .
I felt bad placing him in solitary confinement ( sump)
 
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Welcome to R2R and the salty world Lindsay. Lots of knowledgeable and helpful people here who will support and advise you when needed.
I hope so!! There is a serious lack of saltwater peeps in Central MS:(
 

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I hope so!! There is a serious lack of saltwater peeps in Central MS:(
There is YOU! YOU can be the spark!

Seriously though, perhaps this post might help you find others:

EDIT - I just discovered an app called ReefTrace in Apple store ($6) that one of its features is finding LFSs... I know: google can also do that... nice to have options
 
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There is YOU! YOU can be the spark!

Seriously though, perhaps this post might help you find others:

EDIT - I just discovered an app called ReefTrace in Apple store ($6) that one of its features is finding LFSs... I know: google can also do that... nice to have options
Thank you! You're awesome! :cool:
 
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Hello all!! I'm Lindsay, and a newb to the saltwater community. We have 3 freshwater systems, but I've learned Saltwater is a TOTALLY different ballgame! I started out in July with 2 marine hermits that my daughters found while we were vacationing in Pensacola. Being the animal lover we all are, we ran out and set up a 10 gallon saltwater tank the day we got home from the beach. Since then, we've gotten some astrea snails, a few more teeeeny hermits and 2 clown fish. I've finally defeated the diatoms in said tank So, it would be PERFECT timing to start a bigger saltwater tank, right? ‍♀️ Monday I set up our new 65 gallon tank with 60 lbs of live sand. Wednesday I had 65 pounds of live rock shipped over night from Salty Bottom. I gently scrubbed the rock with a toothbrush and saltwater(as 1 box of the rock smelled God awful). I think the smell is slowly dissipating thankfully, but now I assume my coralline algae is dying as there's a white layer of crud over a good part of the rock. Others have told me this is expected and to let it do its thing, so that's where I am! Hoping to do things right this time, where I didn't have that ability with the 10 gallon as I had to get the crabbies in water ASAP after returning from the beach! I'm sure you will see me post a gazillion and two times so I apologize in advance
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OK. Where are my Pistol Shrimp peeps at?? I found 2 tiny inch long shrimps in one of the pieces of live rock I got last week. One is red and definitely has a large pincher on one side so presumably it's a pistol. However, it's cohabitating in the same hole as a little grey shrimp. It doesn't have a larger claw like the other shrimp, though. Do pistols normally shack up together??

First Pic is Grey Guy, 2nd is Redman and 3rd is them snuggling next to each other.
 

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Hello all!! I'm Lindsay, and a newb to the saltwater community. We have 3 freshwater systems, but I've learned Saltwater is a TOTALLY different ballgame! I started out in July with 2 marine hermits that my daughters found while we were vacationing in Pensacola. Being the animal lover we all are, we ran out and set up a 10 gallon saltwater tank the day we got home from the beach. Since then, we've gotten some astrea snails, a few more teeeeny hermits and 2 clown fish. I've finally defeated the diatoms in said tank So, it would be PERFECT timing to start a bigger saltwater tank, right? ‍♀️ Monday I set up our new 65 gallon tank with 60 lbs of live sand. Wednesday I had 65 pounds of live rock shipped over night from Salty Bottom. I gently scrubbed the rock with a toothbrush and saltwater(as 1 box of the rock smelled God awful). I think the smell is slowly dissipating thankfully, but now I assume my coralline algae is dying as there's a white layer of crud over a good part of the rock. Others have told me this is expected and to let it do its thing, so that's where I am! Hoping to do things right this time, where I didn't have that ability with the 10 gallon as I had to get the crabbies in water ASAP after returning from the beach! I'm sure you will see me post a gazillion and two times so I apologize in advance
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Hello all!! I'm Lindsay, and a newb to the saltwater community. We have 3 freshwater systems, but I've learned Saltwater is a TOTALLY different ballgame! I started out in July with 2 marine hermits that my daughters found while we were vacationing in Pensacola. Being the animal lover we all are, we ran out and set up a 10 gallon saltwater tank the day we got home from the beach. Since then, we've gotten some astrea snails, a few more teeeeny hermits and 2 clown fish. I've finally defeated the diatoms in said tank So, it would be PERFECT timing to start a bigger saltwater tank, right? ‍♀️ Monday I set up our new 65 gallon tank with 60 lbs of live sand. Wednesday I had 65 pounds of live rock shipped over night from Salty Bottom. I gently scrubbed the rock with a toothbrush and saltwater(as 1 box of the rock smelled God awful). I think the smell is slowly dissipating thankfully, but now I assume my coralline algae is dying as there's a white layer of crud over a good part of the rock. Others have told me this is expected and to let it do its thing, so that's where I am! Hoping to do things right this time, where I didn't have that ability with the 10 gallon as I had to get the crabbies in water ASAP after returning from the beach! I'm sure you will see me post a gazillion and two times so I apologize in advance
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