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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Seems red brittle star eating peppermint shrimp. Had 3 down to one shrimp hiding at top of live rock as if scared. Visually seen star eating a shrimp which i thought died naturally. But now another is missing. Question which is a better over all beneficial reef inhabitant? Brittle star or...
  2. Crustaceans
    I have a green brittle star fish, i thought his tenta les were chopped just a little bit by a emerald crab i had. He is now gone. Today i camr home and his legs are down to nubs. I only have a diamond goby, shrimp, clown, and a couple hermits. What could cause this?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I am new to the hobby I have a 2 month old cycled 24 gallon Nano Cube, I have a 2 hitch hikers looks to be a brittle star I seen arm waving around and it was about 1/2 long- is this a problem? another hiker I have is a Bristle worm about 5 or more inches long , I have not seen the length of...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I am new to the hobby I have a 2 month old cycled 24 gallon Nano Cube, I have a 2 hitch hikers looks to be a brittle star I seen arm waving around and it was about 1/2 long- is this a problem? another hiker I have is a Bristle worm about 5 or more inches long , I have not seen the length of...
  5. LPS Coral Forum
    I have mostly read about larger brittle starfish that may or may not eat your livestock depending on their temperment... would a baby brittle starfish rip into the goniopora that it is living on to get undigested food? I have not noticed anything bad but who knows since I can only see the...
  6. Nano Reefs
    Hi I started a 10-gal nano tank and I am the proud owner of a few hermit crabs a peppermint shrimp and a small anemome but I noticed something on my live rock..... it looks like little tentacles comming out of the rocks they have small (what looks like) green bands on them can anyone tell me...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys im going back tomorrow to the saltwater fish store. I am going to buy more live rock and finally get some fish. the new live rock will be cured in a diffrent tank. I am also going to buy a REEF OCTOPUS skimmer i'm not sure what size it is but it costed 119.00 dollars do you know what...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
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  9. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    My LR is infested we just happened to change the water because the nitrate spiked. We saw one then we saw several. We decided to take out the piece of LR they were hiding in and you would not believe what came out and what we tweezed out and what just flushed out under cold fresh water. All...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone have any good info on cooking and curing live rock. Any articles or threads on the topics? Thanks. Also I'm wondering what effects that may have on any critters living in the rocks such as pods or snails or coralline algae.
  11. Tank Specs
    I have a 54 gallon corner tank. I have approx 50 lbs of live rock, with a leather, mushrooms, zoo's, a 3" coral frag, brain coral and other stuff I dont know the name of. I also have 4 fish and a star fish. My tank is a reef ready tank with a wet/dry sump a cheep skimmer in the sump and bio...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I have had to lemon gobies disapear, completely vanish in my 24 nanocube. I suspect its the brittle star fish. Is there something I dont know about these star fish? Should I ditch him? He is well fed. Help me please
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Wow! What a surprise, I was watching the tank arround 1 PM just before I turned off the lights my larger cleaner shrimp swam up to the glass and dropped all of her eggs, but they werent eggs, but little tiny shrimp larva. I quickly diconected the skimmer and turned the flow down on the filter to...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Here is what I have: 40 Gallon, 2 percula, 1 fox face, a damsel, and a blenney, with some snails, crabs, and a brittle star fish, 1 finger leather, star pollyups, colonial, and about 40 lbs of LR. 2 powerheads moving about 800GPH, berlin sump with cpr overflow and mag 5 return, and a...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having problems with my aneome. Its seems to be releasing some type of slime from around its foot, and just kinda floating around the bottom of the tank not really adhearing to anything. It still looks heathy, but I'm just concerned. Also what are the best conditions for aneomies?
  16. Tank Specs
    Hi Everyone My name is Adam and I'm a reefaholic... ;) I'm new to this site, have been Reefing for just over a year now and a member of the Boston Reefer's Society. I had a 72 gallon Bow Front for just over a year that was packed with a DSB and tons of softies, SPS, LPS, zoo's, etc...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my tank setup for the 3rd time for roughly 1yr or so, big question is... I've looked in my tank ove the last 3 or 4 mths and seen things which I haven't bought..such as...I seen 3 or 4 different star fish and now I looked in my tank last night and saw what I thought was a brittle star...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    It comes with 1 pepermint shrimp and 1 emerald crab(that I send to the LFS) 1 brittle star fish 1 pencil urchin and 2 rocks with polyp on them its a 37 gallon with backpack skimmer and every thing else just wondering if I should score this and how much should i pay it also comes with the live...
  19. Skimmers/Equipment/Reactors Archive
    I have a Red Sea Berlin Skimmer that is brand new, and has been running for 2 days. I see very little skimmate, and it seems like the foam is just not getting high enough. I am using a Rio 2700 water pump. I have tinkered with adding a Tetratec Deep air pump to the inlet of the skimmers venturi...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    We purchased a Salifert KH/Alk test kit. The directions are in German. Can someone scan/send theirs or link me to somewhere taht has them? I went to www.salifert.com...but no good.
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