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  1. General Reef Discussion
    my hammer corals and candy corals all started a slow decline a year ago. I used to break them apart to get them out and take to lfs because they grew so big. Now I broke my tank down due to a huge remodel project. Everything was moved into 100 gallon horse tub with fuge plumbed into it and other...
  2. Seahorses & Pipefish
    I will start here i have a column tank so it is built vertically (tall) for the purpose of sea horses as they love to go up and down in the water column and hang onto anything around them (i use fake SPS). I added some Chaeto to the back end of the tank in each corner. When i feed the extra...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys! I recently noticed when moving stuff around in my 55 gallon that I !have a HUGE bristle worm infestation! I am talking almost 2 foot long worms! There's at least 10-20 of these big guys and tons of babies. I have about a 2 inch sand bed and lots of live rock in there. At least 100...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    There are two small bristle worms in my tank that I'm aware of. If I do happen to catch a glimpse of them, they're always on the same two rocks. I want to get rid of them. They just creep me out unlike anything else. I get goosebumps when I see them. I get goosebumps when I see pics of...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    recently my tanks live rock started producing many little creatures but lately I've been getting a lot of bristle worms, they haven't killed anything and i know they can be beneficial but i just don't like the look of them… are there any fish or inverts that eat these guys or some sort of easier...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Found what will probably be the first of many bristle worms in my lr tonight. I wanted it dead the second I saw its nasty brown body slither into my button polyp. My button polyp is not attached to my lr yet, I'm considering doing a bath. Any tips to ensure I get rid of these monsters?
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Who are the main predators of bristle worms ? I have a lot of sun corals so there by a lot of bristle worms. I recently moved some live rock to another tank for my pair of platinum clowns and have noticed a surge in small BWs in the new tank. They come out immediately upon feeding, day or night...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Just bought my used125 gallon tank, with 80lb of livrerock, and a few fish also came with it. When we picked it up yesterday the tank was loaded with algae, on the walls and liverock.. So I cleaned the tank up real good :). Now for the liverock... I was going to brush in salt water quickly to...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT! I had a Lyretail Anthia that started looking sickly this past week. Yesterday I saw him half laying on the bottom, yet still popping around the tank for a few minutes then going back to laying on the sand. I knew he was on his way out. Today, he has completely vanished from the tank...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys last night i saw this worm in between two of my live rocks usually where my lieutenant tang and cleaner shrimp stay. I have seen a few smaller brostle worms in my tank but this ine is about 6 to 7 inches long and was out roaming around while the day light was on....usually they only...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 28g setup and there are A LOT of bristle worms in my setup. Not sure the exact number but i'm guessing around 30-40, of varying sizes. I know they are good detritus eaters and somewhat beneficial but can there be too many of them? It looks like some smaller ones are in my...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys im rather new to marine fish keeping and have actually not had any fish yet! but ive been researching them alot for the past 6 months or so building up untill this moment where ive got my tank and its set up! its been setup for about 5 weeks now but i havnt added fish just the CUC, i...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    This is my first time posting. I have acquired a house with a 500 gallon built in tank and have no clue what I am doing. To make a long story short, I have had the company that overseas to continue service. I am working on adding livestock and corals, as the tank was pretty run down...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I found two small bristle worms when i feed them last night after the 10,000k when off and only actinics on I saw one then after actinics went off and moon lights were on i seen the second looked for more with flash light but didn't find any they seem harmless atlease now when they are small...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 72 bow saltwater aquarium. It has been up and running for years. I have a big problem with bristle worms and brown algae. A few days ago I scrubbed all the rock and washed all the sand. This killed a lot of worms. After just 4 days the Brown algae is back and the small bubbles...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey i was looking in my tank after i fed my fish and i saw these red bristle worms and i have herd that they are bad and eat corals and i just had a coral die randomly how can i get these guys out!
  17. General Reef Discussion
    You have to check out this Bristle worm video I just noticed on CNN http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/04/04/worms.invade.fl.beach.wjxt
  18. Reef Fish
    OK all, I have a 34 solana with a 10g fuge/frag tank that has been up for about 2 years lots of live rock and corals from SPS,LPS, and tons of zoes. Also lots of cleaners dwarf ceriths, hermits, turbos, nerites ect. Fish include a true perc, red scooter dragonet, and a tailspot blenny. Also have...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!! I'm so happy to find a site finally where I can chat with other people about our tank! My husband and I started a reef tank about a year and a half ago. 65g, 1 clown, 1 peppermint shrimp, 4 serpent stars, a dozen cerith snales (we added them about 4 months ago), 3 mexican turbo...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have had a hard fought battle with some nasty nuisance hitch hikers. I had a huge bristle worm problem and an anemone preoblem I hade 20-30 small clear anemones that attached to EVERYTHING. I have taken out all rock and cleaned it. I pressure washed and scrubed it. Will this be enough? I also...
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