Added a rock :)
Added a rock :)
klm
klm posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-09-18 15:29:08 -0400
Keep losing my guide so added to gallery :)
Keep losing my guide so added to gallery :)
klm
klm posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-08-08 14:41:29 -0400
Added a rock :)
Added a rock :)
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    2013-11-06 19:32:17 -0500

    This is going to be awesome. Do you already have a mantis picked out? This is going to make for a beautiful specimen tank! Any blues / actinics in that light?

  • klm
    klm
    2013-11-07 09:29:47 -0500

    TY for your comment. I am going to get our LFS to order me a Peacock Mantis once I get back from some traveling. I had originally thought about getting Tiger Mantis but I think the colors of a Peacock Mantis will really look great against the black moon sand & rock. . The light has a blue setting but I'm thinking about upgrading.

klm
  • klm
    klm
    2013-12-10 08:37:44 -0500

    It's alive--this little crab is a survivor. :) It apparently was just upgrading shells & hiding out for a few days.

klm
klm removed Red Legged Hermit Crab on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-12-04 10:31:11 -0500
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cached posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-11-11 18:56:33 -0500

Yeah the color contrast on the black rock will be awesome with a peacock. Try to get some actinics, blue and some uv if you can. Maybe a pendant style light like a small Kessil.

  • klm
    klm
    2013-11-13 14:48:10 -0500

    I am def thinking about the Kessil. Also, the tank came with an included filter but it died over the weekend while I was away. I am going to pick up another today.

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    2013-11-13 19:24:29 -0500

    The shimmer you get from Kessil is like no other light on the market. I'm considering one of their grow lights for my refugium. Could be cool to have a purple glow in the sump area. :D

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-10-15 12:38:22 -0400

Any updates?

  • klm
    klm
    2013-10-15 14:51:59 -0400

    My first cycle was a hot mess so I had to start over & it is going much better this go round. :) I am almost ready for my shrimp hopefully. Thanks for asking :) I will post up when I get it :D

klm
bubble
bubble posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-09-09 12:35:52 -0400

Great beginning :)

JDH
JDH posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-08-31 19:04:49 -0400

Sweet!

klm
klm added Green Star Polyp and Red Legged Hermit Crab on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-08-16 13:55:07 -0400
klm
klm added Fire & Ice (Zoanthid) and Zoanthid on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-08-13 16:58:53 -0400
klm
klm posted on klm/a-mantis-in-moon-sand
2013-08-07 16:56:20 -0400
Day 1
Day 1
klm
klm created aquarium A Mantis in Moon Sand
2013-08-07 16:51:53 -0400

Aquarium Specs

Name
A Mantis in Moon Sand
Environment
Salt
Up Time
about 4 years
Total Volume
8 gallons
Substrate
Black Tahitian Moon Sand
Views
3737
Updated
2013-12-10 11:47:42 -0500

Invertebrates

Red Legged Hermit Crab