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    n00b question!

    My porcelain crab shed his shell the other day, I had NO clue they did that. I freaked out lol, I seen 2 of them in my tank.. But I soon figured it out, did some reading on trusted wiki, and calmed right down.

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    should I leave the empty shell in the tank? Or should I take it out?

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    i leave the molts in the tank, they don't last long before being recycled.
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    yea but wouldn't that just add the waste load raising it?

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    maybe a tiny, tiny bit but the exoskeleton is actually Chitin which will break down and be consumed in no time.
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    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
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    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    Thanks, sounds good to me

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