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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Tonight we discovered that we have three baby snails. They are about the size of a no.2 pencil tip. We just recently added new LR so I'd like to know if they hitchhiked in or if our snails are breeding.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I was looking closly at the tank a few evenings back and noticed all these white spots on my rock. Upon closer examination I have found that I have a baby snail invasion! There are literally like 50-75 of these tiny little snails everywhere!!!!!!!! They are very small, shell is like 2mm-3mm...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Tonight I discovered what looks like ity bity snails on my live rock. They are only about 1/16 of an inch, shaped like a snail, and transparent/white in color. There are hundreds of them maybe. Some even look like they are hitch hiking on each others backs, just like the adults do from time...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    150g Mixed Reef Tank. Halides go off and Actinic's on (Overall bit dimmer) and all of a sudden :blob: I see 100+ baby snails all over the live rock :nuts: within 15-30 minutes later, same light level, they disappear back into hiding ? I must admit, cleaning crew had dwindled to 4-6 small hermits...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Is it possible that my cleaner snails are making baby cleaner snails? If so what are there chances of survival in the reef with 2 damsels 1 cinnamin clown 1 scopious tang and 1 coral bandit shrimp?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    where did they come from and why do I have them ? I have white crusty things with a small hole in them all over my live rock and I saw a very tiny clear pac man looking thing on my glass So what do I do ? why did I want a reef tank ?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ahh I found about 20 of these little white dots, They look alive.. Please ID... PS I leave for 10 days tom for business!:bigeek:
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Okay it is official, my 90 gallon build starts today. My stand came in today and I picked it up after work. :dance: Here is the plan for the tank: 90 Gallon AGA tank w/offfset overflow Custom Oak Stand and Canopy 40 Gallon AGA sump 6X54W Sunlight Supply Tek T5HO Octopus Needlewheel 200...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have noticed these small white things in my tank. Where ever they are they stay put and dont move around but will multiply. I have them on my powerheads (in clumps), some on my rocks (not many) and most on my snails and hermits. But only on the snails and hermits with these kind of shells...
  10. nano build off 2008
    Ok - so here is my other tank! For reference - here is the link to my 14g... http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112039 I don't think I need to repeat EVERYTHING from my other thread - but I actually got this tank on 1/11. It was a total whim - I must admit. I walked into my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i have the chance to pick one up tomorrow and i was wondering if anyone has some first hand experience with MRC. they look really well built, but i've never used a beckett skimmer so i'm not sure if it's something i'll like. any info would be awesome. thanks -Boots.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gal tank with numerious types of snails and clean up crew. It has been in existance for 1 year and all parameters are normal. recently I have notice maybe 25 baby snails which all look the same grazing on the glass and mostly at night and early morning. Are these babies from my...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    But I did. I held my loupe/magnifying glass (10x) to the glass, focused on what I wanted to get; put my camera on optical zoom and clicked macro as "close" as I could get, and to my amazement, I could make out the subjects! Here they are. The first two remind me of snowflakes. The last is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I bought an orange zoa colony that was infested with sundial snails. I picked most of them off but night by night the zoa colony was declining. I did a quick google and came across a freshwater dip, and thats what i did. the temp and ph was matched, i put the zoa rock in freshwater for about 15...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys... Can you tell me what you think of the rock in this picture? Most of it looks good to me, but I'm a newbie...I guess I'm most curious about the bright reds. Would you put this stuff in a new tank if you were starting one? Ok...so don't make too much fun over the pictures...stupid...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed last night, with my flashlight, that I have tons of baby snails. Is this a common thing? Will they need any special care? Can anyone tell what kind of snails they are? I know the pictures not great. They seem to be round and white with brown stripes. Thanks for any help.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I just noticed a new oddity in my tank. One LR has a transparent film on one side. Covers the length of the rock bu only about half way from the sand bed to the top of the rock. This is a mature tank that was FOWLR for a few years and just starting to add some soft corals in the past six...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I want to start adding fish in my new setup. My tank has been setup and cycling for about 3 months now. All my levels are pretty much where they should be, just tested them last night and looking good. My setup is 55g w/(4) 65watt pc lighting w/ 20g custom built refugium, 40lb live sand...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    OK, so this was a first for me. As I was feeding tonight I got a splash out of nowhere. And then again. Then realised it was the astreas - 3 of them lined up on the waterline, sending out little jets of water every now and again. And then when I looked closer, I saw them letting out little...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    OK i believe this is just baby cleaner snails they have the same markings as the large ones. the must have bred in the tank but i for some reason didnt think it was possible to wind up with all these baby snails in just 6 months of buying the large turbos. but to me its what they look like and...
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