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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a decorator crab for about 3 weeks or more now. He is nocturnal and only comes out to feed around 11 pm. I have to wave clam around the tank to draw him out and he'll climb up and grab the food. The last couple nights, I haven't been able to get him to come out. I'm just dangling...
  2. Crustaceans
    I recently saw him eating a snail !!!!!! and then i removed the snail off of him then he went for another!!!! Is this normal behavior? do they actually eat snails ? should I get rid of him or is there another solution?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So as some of you may know I finally got my first few corals and yesterday I got some fire and ice zoanthids. My wife made me get a decorator crab, because she thought it was cool several months ago. He didn't care about any of the corals I put in the tank until I added the zoanthids. He...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Just thought I'd ask the question, but has anyone ever put anything foreign onto a decorator crab? Something not of nature, to see if it might stick? I'm only asking this question because, SOMEHOW a beer bottle cap found it's way into my fish tank in a position which I can't get it out without...
  5. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    Hey guys i have a decorator crab and am looking to sell him off to someone 5 bucks and he is yours!
  6. Crustaceans
    I just bought a Decorator crab about 4 days ago and it is totally nocturnal. Is there anyway to get them to come out during the day. I mean if he is going to steel my zoas I would at lead like to see them on him.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a decorator crab about a month ago at Petco and I've noticed a a few things are growing on its back and legs and am wondering what they are. I am new to saltwater tanks so my knowledge on corals is not too great yet. To me it looks like some sort of a soft coral. -Kevin
  8. General Reef Discussion
    as the main lights went out last night, i noticed 4 of my red zoas slowly moving under a ledge. upon closer look i noticed it was a Cyclocoeloma tuberculata. it appeared to be picking at the rock. has anyone have any experience with one in their tank, and is this crab a potential bad hitch hiker?
  9. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    My fortunes have taken a turn for the worse. (That's life as a contract employee for ya!:bawling:) I am going to have to sell my 14g biocube and all its inhabitants. I'm giving my coworker first pick since then I'll at least be able to visit my creatures and I've become pretty attached to...
  10. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Hello Everyone! I'm new to this hobby as well as to NFMAS. I'm looking forward to meeting people at the next meeting, but I thought the best way to introduce myself might be to start a thread for my new tank. My tank is a 14g biocube. I've only made a couple of modifications to it so far...
  11. 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
  12. Tank Specs
    Hello, everyone! I'm new here and didn't see a newcomer's thread so I'll use this to introduce myself and my tank. I'm Barb, and my tank had LR put in on April 21, 2008. It's already loaded with corals. I've found I have no patience whatsoever, but I'm working on that! I live in Ohio, have four...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    first the neww addition: and WOW what the heck kind of crab is this:
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I got home from work today and saw this: I posted these images to remind people how dangerous crabs (even cute little hermit crabs) can be. If you see one of your hermits have gotten a little too large, toss him in the sump or give/trade him to the LFS. This one was quite large as...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well everyone it has been some time since I have posted. So I thought I would share my build so far. The tank is a 120RR AGA. I custom built the stand and canopy. Here are a few shots so far. Stand Build.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    how do you guys go about moving your coral around the tank? i just grab mine but im sure thats not good for it. mine are little frags that were on little pieces of gravel so they tend to travel around my tank still. :banana::wavey:
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