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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have had my 29G reef tank going for about 4 months now, and I am really starting to see life forms going nuts. All my corals seem healthy, crabs, snails and fish are fine. But lately there has been an explosion in micro brittle stars and small tiny white snails. I never bought tiny white...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Attached are some pics of a 4" long brittle star that hitched a ride with some live rock. I am putting this rock into a 7 gallon tank which will be an observation tank for my new blue spotted goby. And I want to put a pistol shrimp in there with the goby. Is this brittle star bad for either...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I recently setup a 90G reef tank and everything is going great. I purchased most of the live rock from someone breaking their tank down (about 125 lbs.) and another 25 lbs from the LFS. Everything tests fine in the tank but I have noticed strange things happening. I had 3 Green Chromis as the...
  4. 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
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Ok, I found some more unknown stuff. I'm guessing this first thing is a "flatworm" but I am not sure. Also I think the other thing is a baby shrimp, but is he a peppermint, because that is all I have in the tank that I know of? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank-you. Joe
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Brittle Sea Star, Fancy Orange Spotted Goby (Indo-Pacific) Royal Gramma Basslet (Caribbean) - Small Bumble Bee Snail x 5 Emerald Crab x 2 Brittle Sea Star Green Lettuce Nudibranch
  7. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone i was just cleaning my tank this afternoon and i noticed that some of mushrooms had lots of little white worm type stuff coming out of the middle of them. Is this normal? ....bad? cheers!!
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a good reason for this guy to be camped out on my acro? I cant see any algea on it.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I just got a birdsnest and was doing a dip in Lugol's and noticed 2 or 3 1 in diameter almost clear/white starfish. Are these bad? Should i get them off before I put the birdsnest in my tank? If Lugols doesn't kill them, how do I get them out?
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i had my tank for about a month now and i see these little white things thats has 5 long arms and a pentagon looking center. I had a chocolate chip starfish and these tiny things started munching away at it. they are too small to take pictures but they look like small starfish but with long...
  11. 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...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok last night all 3 of my brittle stars were just fine and ate small peice of shrimp. I did notice that one of the stars had lost part of it's leg. Today when I came home I found the same one with no legs and just his body with a couple of stubs. I thought he was dead, so when I tried to get him...
  13. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    anybody know the best place to get cleanup crews, best price and best livestock? all ideas welcome thx Bill
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have bunch of things coming out of my LR. After explaining it at my LFS they thought they were serpent stars that live in the rock. They also mentioned that they were not a problem? What are your thoughts? Do I need to be concerned?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    About a week ago I added a beautiful Long Tentacle Anemone to my 75 gallon reef tank. For the first few days it and one of my maroon clowns rolled around the tank together. Now for the last 48 hours he has been missing in action. The clown is still around but there has been no sign of the Long...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a bunch of little stars in my tank. I think they are some type of brittle. I just noticed them today the arms are ridged. I think they must have hitchiked or something. Are all these good or bad? There must be 1,000 of them. I can get pics later, but the biggest one is only a half inch.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    My two fire shrimp they were doing great &&I left for the weekend last week &&haven*t seen them since. Looked around the tank, &&in the filter. Rearranged my rocks the other day. No sign of them. Any ideas about what could have happened?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Just curious. If you've ever had a crash, for any reason, tell about it. Tell us what could have been done to prevent it if possible. I'll start. Years ago when I first got into the hobby, I woke up to a phone call from my mother telling me that the water was too hot ( my tank was setup at her...
  19. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I presently have 40 gallon with no probs but my 125 is in cycling process. The prob is there are little white spots all over glass that look like small spiders and little worms. never seen this. anybody have a clue. they are to small to send pics. please help!!!! also if it helps the 125 g has...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a new 75 gallon reef tank. My tank went through the initial cycle and after it completed I added my invertebrates. Well the tank has been up and running with the inverts for about a week. The tank has 150lbs live rock and 75 lbs live sand. One of my favorites so far has been my very...
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