LoL, Oh, I've been reading and searching on-line any change I get for a month now. Granted, I only have short moments when I can actually sit and read, but, I try. I figure at this rate, I'll probably be comfortable enough to actually start buying things in a couple of months or so lol. And by "stuff" I only mean the tank, salt mix, filters and such. None of the living things yet lol.
Looks like a WHOLE lot of Stars, and I understand that Cucumbers can be bad if they freak out. Also, I don't think you really want a Conch they grow slow but they grow HUGE. Imagine a large walking rock. Might take it awhile but someday look out. My Clean Up crew is all Snail. I think I may have a couple baby stars that hitched in on a rock but they have yet to fully show their faces. The snails do a fine job and are more like walking pebbles instead of large rocks that the Conch Snail can be. Stars I don't know much about except to say I don't think I want any. I don't want to deal with them. Depending on type they could knock things over and I have heard of them eating themselves out of food. No thanks. As for the Cucumber, I'm pretty sure it's them that puke up their poisonous insides when they freak out. Again No Thanks. My opinion is that this "Attack Pack" would be better for experienced "Reefers"........... I said reefers.
Yes, yes, I remember the whole reefer thing... you reefer! lol
As for the conch, I wouldn't mind it. The stars I had not thought of getting any. The brittle ones actually freak me out how they just extend their freaky arms out of the dark crevices and just snatch things up and curl their arms back in. Gives me the hibby gibbies. Also, I know they will eat small fishies and clams and I would like a Maxima. So still only just reading, but, the sand sifter would be nice. As for the cucumber, well, that's debatable. I know it can puke out its poisonous innards, but, poisonous only if eaten. Also they can do fine so long as they don't get stuck and have friendly guys swimming with it. I'm REALLY liking the idea of it gobbling the sand up.
A guy on Animal Planet called cucumbers a "poop factory". They gobble it up alright.
Let me tell ya about creepy stars hiding in the rocks. I have 2 or 3 tiny ones in one of my rocks. Sneaky hitchers. When they first poked out I thought they were bristle worms, then one day I saw a group of them all coming from the same hole. A closer look and I saw they were all connected to a teeny tiny blob. I still don't know what I think about having them. So far they haven't even left the small rock they came in on. I have had them for maybe 3 months at most and still haven't seen them in full. It's amazing the crevises they fit into.
Yeah. From what I've read, they will stay in hiding until they are of mature size. Since they can reach over a foot big, go figure what mature might be and how long it will take. Even then, if they prefer their own little hiding place.
Don't let them hear you say 1 foot big OK. The ones in my little rock are maybe 3 inches across leg tip to leg tip. The "body" is maybe a half inch at most. I hate to think what I'm gonna be stuck with as they start to grow.
LoL, who know's? Maybe I'll have a nice tank set up by then and you could mail them to me... maybe lol