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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Everything I've read says that bristle worms are good reef neighbors and only go after dead tissue or leftover food. So if that's the case, what the &@%$ is going on in my tank? This took place about 10 minutes after lights-out. The worm retreated after I kept the light on it, and the astrea is...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, A LFS has this custodian package, and I was wondering if it would be suitable for my 28g nano cube. 12 - Blue Legged Hermits 3 - Red Scarlet Hermit 5 - Astrea Snails 5 - Margarita Snails 5 - Cerith Snails For $57.80CDN My original CUC plans consisted of nassarius snails, peppermint...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    When my scarlet hermit crab gets tired, it jumps on the "snail"evator.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, Just curious if anyone else has this issue. I have absolutely zero hair algae anywhere in my tank...except on my Astrea snails. I have some Margarita snails, Ceriths, a Fighting Conch, and some Trochus snails. Everyone else is clean, but my two Astrea snails have these 2" long flowing...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    One of my snails has only been in one spot on the glass for over an hour now. I took a closer look and it looks like there are little striped worm looking things in its shell. I'm trying to get a pic. Does anyone know about parasites on snails?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Okay here's my theory: A large enough population of various Stomatella spp. can do the job of a combination of Turbo & Astrea Snails in a CUC. Is this an accurate theory? What are some of the pitfalls of attempting this species swap? I have stomatellas breeding like crazy in my tank now...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm working on ridding my tank of green algae on my LiveRocks. I'm thinking of adding astrea snails as one part to my overall plan. Do astrea snails eat algae off LR or do they mostly eat stuff off the glass? My overall plan includes: > reduce my fish feedings to every other day > reduce my...
  8. NFMAS chat
    I had posted in the general forums and they suggested our local area for help and informatiom. Duh, why didn't I think of that? They said I could get help, ideas and everything if needed to setting up my 28 I am going to work on tonight when it arrives. Anyhow hoping I can get help for these few...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    HI Everyone! I have a 150 reef tank and I'm having a bit a a algae problem(started another thread about that). This has made me wonder if I have enough guys and girls in my clean up crew? I have about 5 turbo snails and about 5 hermit crab along with a bullet goby and a sand sifting conch. Is...
  10. Tank Specs
    My tank is a 36 gallon bowfront : equip: 1/3 hp prime chiller w/gamma 8 watt uv sterilizer and hydor 200 watt theo heater upgrades 1 maxi jet 600 power head 1 penguin 660 power head seaclone 150 protein skimmer Rena 3 stage cannister filter and Coralife 30" power compact lighting system w/2...
  11. Tank Specs
    Tanks associated with the system ·190 gallon display, 72wX24hX25d, single center overflow with 2 1” drains. ·125 gallon sump (running volume of 70 gallons) ·37 gallon display refugium in wetroom ·70 gallon DIY RO/DI top off reservoir ·2 44 gallon Brute can on wheels for additional...
  12. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Hello Everyone! I'm new to this hobby as well as to NFMAS. I'm looking forward to meeting people at the next meeting, but I thought the best way to introduce myself might be to start a thread for my new tank. My tank is a 14g biocube. I've only made a couple of modifications to it so far...
  13. Crustaceans
    Jeff, I C/P your spelling up there! :) I'm like Jeff... I set up my tank using TampaBaySaltwater "The Package" and have (at least) two of these N wennerae gals. One I was able to swoop out of a bucket, and the other is in my display. The caught one is in my refuge, and her name is Barbarella...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    OK, some more ID help please. I found these unknown worms and thought they were Bristle Worms. But the consensus from the other thread is they are not not, but probably bad none the less. Possibly Euchnids Sp.?? So any help and removal idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you Joe
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a used 30g setup with livestock from a good friend who was getting out of the hobby. Before I would take possession of the tank I read his 2 books twice, then bought one of my own and read it twice. This brought me up to speed on what I had missed since college. Liverock, livesand...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, my tank has been up and running for about a month now. I'm getting long (about 1-1.5inch) Green hair like things. What are they? How can i stop them? Are they 1.Good 2.Bad 3.Neutral Thanks ahead of time.
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm going to start treating my tank for red bugs next week, but was wondering if anybody knows if lionfish, eels and starfish are sensitive to interceptor? I know that lions are senstive to copper is what got me to thinking... I also know that my inverts have to come out but not sure about the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Which of these packages would you pick for a 90 gallon reef, showing zero nitrates for 2 weeks, DSB, 122 pounds live rock? http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=420+2732
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Last night there was an explosion of this red/purple algae. It is long and stringy and is growing on the sand and rocks. Can some one tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. I use only RO/DI water with 0 TDS. Thank-you very much. Joe 75 Gallon Tank 30 Gallon Sump Super Needle Wheeled...
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