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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I was wanting to add some copepods and amphipods to my tank. I have done a little bit of research and looked at a few different places online that have them. Does anyone have any recommendations on places?I neglected my tank for quite a while and then moved into to a new house I moved into. I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a Bi-Color Dwarf Angel in a 45 gallon tank going on 5 years now. When I started I had Xenia, frogspawn, mushrooms and there were all sorts of critters living in my live rock. After the 5 years I (very slowly- lost all of my Xenia and frogspawn - only remaining is mushrooms and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So my tank is really clear this morning except my glass is foggy looking maybe from the cloudy water? Anyway, on intense examination of every inch of rock I keep thinking I am seeing moving things. I know 99% of what I am seeing is due to the water movement. BUT....Under a flat rock I noticed...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just placed my first ever piece of live rock in the tank I'm cycling and couldn't believe how much more alive it is than I thought it would be. There are two different cucumber looking things in between the rocks that I'm not sure what they are and what to do with them. There are two...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So during the cycling/curing of my rock I found so red worm like critters that I was hoping someone could shed some light on. Im not sure what they are and have not been able to find anything resembling them online either. I attached a pic with this post so I wouldnt have to really try and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I started a 29g tank yesterday. It has bali live rock. I noticed that there are a few brown starfish like critters moving around. I am excited that my tank has a few living things already. Are these beneficial or harmful ?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I know there are mixed opinions on "clean up crews" but I just LOVE critters. The ghost shrimp, ramshorn snails, and pond snails in my planted tanks are more fun to watch than the fish :) So I just picked up the following for my 40g reef: 5 Nasarius snails 3 Astrea snails 1 Emerald Crab (he's...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, Today is day one of the second week and we are seeing alot of life on our rock glass and sand:) Just got the salifert test kit for ammonia in today and tried it out and it says ammonia is at less than .25 and havent really seen much of the nitrite and nitrate spike. Im not rushing...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Had our tank for about 2 weeks. Put in live rock within the last 7-10 days. Just tonight we noticed a little centepede looking critter coming out of one of the live rock. He didn't seem to like it when we turned on the bright lights. Looked it up and it looks like its probably a bristleworm but...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have no clue what this is! It looks like a starfish! It came with my like rock, It likes to only come out in low light, my aquarium is near a window, so it "wakes up" naturally. I seen one before, and now I seen two today. One only has around 3 "legs" and the other has 2 and seems to be...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey I just got these snails and was wondering what this is on its back. It looks like a star and the center will open and close and two antennas come out. It seems to be cutting at the snails shell too. Is it good or bad.
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I pritty shure there fether dusters. But they seem to be growing in #'s. Also are realy likeing my candy cane coarl but cant see the fethers on those ones. I also have a green bubble growing on the side of a rock that has some soft coral on it. Can the dusters take over or are they ok. I...
  13. Cuc

    General Reef Discussion
    How many and what CUC would anyone recommend for a Nano tank - 48litres?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi ive recently started a new marine awuarium and have the live rock maturing with it. After a few days/week i have noticed some small hitch hikers on/in/around the rock. Some were easy to ID (Stone Crab and Zooplankton) but others i have not been able to ID myself. For those better aquainted...
  15. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Well unsure which forum this should be in (Possible biggest mistake I made) but alas here goes. First mistake. I cheated on live sand and live rock in an effort to keep moving forward with my tank and I bought 250# of dry sugar fine sand and 200# of dry rock. I have since bought another 200# of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a new reek tank that is inhibited by a few fish and Cleanup crew but ive noticed that the snails produce more waste than the fish do ... so im looking for something to help curve the amount of waste of the sand bed..
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Whats the best reef safe critters for keeping my sand bed clear of algae. I can't seem to get shot of the stuff it's driving me nuts! Water perams are all as they should be, ive got 65 snails in there and a few hermits, none of which seem to like venturing down to the sand. Any ideas.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am attempting to post pics--I do not know a thing about the live rock or what is on them, so any help is appreciated. I am currently cycling my new nano with live rock, and this is what came on them! The middle picture shows some sort of a shell that opens and closes--quickly! It is open in...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    was looking in the tank tonight for the firs time since its been set up. and noticed these lil "bugs" scootn along the sand against the glass. most of them are half brown and half tan and stick to the algea on the glass mostly. they all are about 1/8in or smaller......kinda cool seein critters...
  20. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    was looking in the tank tonight for the firs time since its been set up. and noticed these lil "bugs" scootn along the sand against the glass. most of them are half brown and half tan and stick to the algea on the glass mostly. they all are about 1/8in or smaller......kinda cool seein critters...
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