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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, found this crab in the acro that i just bought. Have heard there are good and bad types of acro crabs does anyone know which this one is?
  2. Nano Reefs
    Ok, so I've been out of the hobby for a short bit, but am back in it now with this nifty lil' cadlights 5g aio tank. I used a two pieces of base/dead rock from my old 75g tank for aquascaping, and one 5lb bag of 'live sand'. I also took a piece of dr, smashed it into bits and put it into the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    i can get a pic because 1 its really small and 2 it's right in the middle of the colony and there are branches covering it but its a gray,brow,green color and its covered in little bumps and for all it does have pointed claws any help would be great
  4. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Just doing some fragging tonite and I thought that I would share some pics. My frag tank is currently holding all of my stuff while the new 150 is in the works.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Well the build begins for the 75... I am starting with a custom stand finished in Mahogany with matching canopy, a Perfecto RR tank with 1 corner overflow and a custom Acrylic sump. Heres what i am starting with... after about 4 hours of cleaning and a couple gallons of Vinegar (mixed with...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Found him sitting in a acro I got yesterday from a fellow reefer. Can't find an ID online. He's white colored, a little blue on the claw and red on the tip.
  7. SPS Coral Forum
    Ok I know now why I have no PE on the new acro I got yesterday, looked clean yesterday but this morn was covered with Redbugs, My question is since I do not have a QT tank (child took care of that for me) what besides interceptor will get rid of them, can you do a FW dip with iodine to kill them??
  8. General Reef Discussion
    OK I have red bug in my main display .. I know interceptor will kill them and all your pods, crabs, herms and shrimp ... so here is my question. will it harm a large cucumber and what about clams? ... any information would be great! Thanks! Steve
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know the name of the cute little crabs that are commonly found in birds nest coral and take care of them? I cannot get a pic of the little guy as he is too tiny and my cam is not good enough.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    just dosed my second dose, all redbugs seem to be killed by the first one, but im going to carry on with the rest of the treatments, had alot of casualties, 3 emerald crabs, all my hermits except one, and my blood shrimp are MIA, my pistol shrimp made it through though. so we will...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    well, im almost 100% sure i have redbugs on at least one of my acros. i cant see them anywhere else, but im sure they are around. im not going to be able to go the QT route, so im going to have to dose the tank... i do have a question though, first, anyone know an easy way to get the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    It's been months since I've been able to play with the camera. So I took some time off today, but remembering settings was a little fuzzy...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I just noticed a little crab meaning less than 1/4 inch. In my light colored acro he blends into it pretty good. I do have a white acro crab in another acro so thats not it. How can I tell if I should remove this guy are not. The only way to get him is to use some tweezers which will mean is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I placed an SPS coral in my tank about a week ago. It's an acro of some sort (reddish-brown with green polyps, branching). I noticed yesterday that there is a tiny crab nestled within its branches. The crab is sort of "translucent-yellow" in coloration and about the size of my thumbnail. Is...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just found this little guy in my reef tank. He's about 1 inch wide. Here's a few pics. Is the little guy a friend or foe?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I bought some acro frags from an aquaculture facility and put them directly into my display since they were supposed to be pest free. This morning, I turn on my lights to see how the frags were doing and I see red bugs all over 3 of the frags! I took those frags out and put them into a...
  17. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    We have started our first treatment. We plan on doing a 30-35 gallon water change after 6 hours and run the carbon. We were not able to catch the cleaner shrimp, 2 peppermints or 2 emerald crabs. So now we wait! We will keep you posted. Nicole and Steve
  18. TCMAS
    so what does an acro crab look like?? do acro crabs only stay in sps or do they live in the rocks also? if there is a crab in my sps is that bad?? anyways i'll get some pics when i figure out this stupid comp:bluescreen: :2gunsfiring:
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok about a month ago i went to the LFS and bought an acro that was labeled brown acro so i got it about 4 inches wide and 4 inches tall. nice for $30 bucks. well it was under PC lights and i went home and acclimated it and then uder the light it went. i thought all acro was suppose to be high on...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Since noticing red bugs I have seen a handfull of my corals go downhill. Some corals that had vivid colors and exelent growth now are pale and don't grow. The difference when I compair pictures here is incredable. Some corals the redbugs don't seem to like some corals as much, and these...
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