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    limpet snail

    i got some nice shots so i thought id post them, i believe this is a limpet snail. at first i thought they where barnacles but they are snails, very slow snails!

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    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: 100+ mixed Depth of Sandbed: 4 Salinity level: 1.026
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    Re: limpet snail

    Indeed it is!

    Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.

    I've made this a Sticky to aide in future ID's.

    Set up date: N/A Over fifteen years ago Display Size: 240G Starphire Total Water In System: ~500 Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: ~750lbs (Indo/Tonga & Fiji) Depth of Sandbed: ~6" (Caribsea Oolitic) Salinity level: 1.024
    ALK level: ~11 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: ~500
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    Fish and Inverts: Gold Rimmed Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Vlamingi Tang, Regal Tang, Red-Sea Desjardini Tang, Copperband Butterfly, Yellow-Tail Blue Damsel, x2 True Percula, x2 Bangaii Cardinal, Six-Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonett, x6 Peppermint Shrimp, x2 Blood Shrimp, x2 Cleaner Shrimp, x2 RBTA, ~100 Assorted snails (Nassarius/Astrea/Cerith/Turbo/Nerite), x2 Fighting Conch, x2 Serpent Stars, x4 Brittle Stars, x2 Emerald Crabs, x2 Sexy Shrimp, Maroon Clown, Green Carpet Anemone, T. Maxima, Corals: Assorted SPS (acros, montis, porites, birdsnest, etc.), Assorted LPS (mostly Euphyllia spp., Alveopora, various brains, Elegance, Fox, plates, bubble), various softies (Leather, Zoas, Mushrooms, Ricordea, +++)
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    Re: limpet snail

    Would you happen to know if these snails are good / bad for a regular reef tank. don't see to many of them coming to stores, but do come across them while snorkelling down south. Your views appreciated.

    Set up date: October 2005 Display Size: 120 Gallons Total Water In System: 140 gallons Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? NO Amount of Liverock: 40 lbs Depth of Sandbed: 2 inches - Working on eliminating my sandbed. Salinity level: 1.022
    ALK level: Not Sure Ammonia: 6 PPM Nitrate: 7 PPM Nitrite: 2 PPM
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: Not sure
    T5's set of 6 H&S 120 with Aquabee punmp. No I am not using one.
    Fish and Inverts: Just have one purple damsel and a brittle star. Corals: Assorted zoos.
    Other Equipment: Zira 265 power pump. 3 Return tunzie's.

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