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Old 09-05-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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bought 14 packs of coral sand yesterday for my 4tf+2.5ft tank, each pack less than 5kg(feels 4+abit only). ...


where do you guys buy the shells for shell dweller recently? seems hard to find.

when ebay search wow...one pk cost $50+ with shipping....

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Old 09-05-2015, 12:28 PM   #2
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For escargots, Decent sized cold storage should have it. I got mine from Vivocity. Located under frozen section. A dozen for about $15.

Alternatives would be turbo shells for hermit crabs. c328 has them.

Not the best shells for shellies but if you have aggression issues, can consider fox conch shells for scaping or breaking line of sight. JXZ has 2 similar types there or you can PM Johannes.

Last but not least, 1/2 inch plastic pipes. Easily available at most hardware stores. Ease of maintenance and hurling of fries . Idea stolen from http://youtu.be/ofivFER_RvQ




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For escargots, Decent sized cold storage should have it. I got mine from Vivocity. Located under frozen section. A dozen for about $15.

Alternatives would be turbo shells for hermit crabs. c328 has them.

Not the best shells for shellies but if you have aggression issues, can consider fox conch shells for scaping or breaking line of sight. JXZ has 2 similar types there or you can PM Johannes.

Last but not least, 1/2 inch plastic pipes. Easily available at most hardware stores. Ease of maintenance and hurling of fries . Idea stolen from http://youtu.be/ofivFER_RvQ


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tks for the comprehensive ans!...pvc pipes looks unnatural but quite practical idea!!!
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Shells you can get some at a value shop at Serangoon north area, beside petsmart


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Old 10-05-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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Shells you can get some at a value shop at Serangoon north area, beside petsmart


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The shell is rounded or pointed? Are you using it? Can show picture please, tks!
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Its round one i think around 6 to 7 pieces depends on the size per net, each net $1 only.


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Thanks cct
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Np bro, you getting some?
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:40 PM   #9
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No bro, still prefer escargot shell Tks for sharing
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Just made a small step into my african cichlid hobby!

Bought a few ocellatus gold for my 2.5ft and one alto yellow to test my 4ft tank.

so far so good.
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