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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I just cought a huge bristle worm out of my 40. its about 1/4 inch X 6 inches long. Is he a good thing to remove. I have heard of them getting to big and thats when they can be an issues. Or should i just put him back and be glad I got to observe him??? Thanks Mike
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Well I pasted by the tank and Holy Crap! A bristle worm...not just any one! A monster! Of what I saw was about 4"s and about 3/8" thick. This totally sucks! I was about to dart in and try to pull it out. But I said no no not worth it. Then I was looking for the siccors. Then I found them...
  3. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    I lost most of my fish, most of my inverts, and the tank just about wiped itself out! Water levels tested just pefect, other than SLIGHTLY high (not above 20) nitrates, and the symptoms of death included: Acting normally, suddenly turning pale to the point of white, thrashing a few times, then...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I got a small piece of live rock last week because it had a limpit on it I wanted. The guy at the store referring to the limpit was like, Okay, I'll get this for you, no problem. You just have to pop it off the rock. You just have to.....ehh....... want some live rock cheap? He couldn't get the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I know that some say bristle worms are good scavengers and I too have thought this... my question is this... right now in my 29 gallon I have many many many of these worms and some of them are getting to be quite huge, 6-7 inches long or more and about 1/2 inch wide. I only have 2 clowns and a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have found out that I have some Red with white bristle worms that are hanging out in the 40 gallon. Are these bad to have? Are they going to create problems? If so how can I get rid of them? Thanks Mike
  7. TCMAS
    i want some baserock for my 20 and 55 gallon, anyone???
  8. TCMAS
    If anyone is interested I'll post pics. Price for all is $250. Seems like a good deal to me. 85 HEX tank, No leaks, Not drilled. Factory stand in great shape. HOT magnum 250 cannister filter. SeaClone 150 hang on skimmer. Aquaclear (500?) Hangon filter/fuge. Homemade canopy (People have said...
  9. TCMAS
    This creature resides on a purlpe gorgonian. He has spires on his back that loock like the feeding polyps on the fan. Im pretty sure it's a symbiotic relattionship like an acro crab and sps but want to know for sure.
  10. TCMAS
    I had not seen my new psuedochromi (most likely spelled that wrong) for a couple days so I decided to check the sump and sure enough he had taken the ride. He was happily swimming around in the live rock down there. I knew I could not catch him with the rock to hide in, so a grabbed a bowl and...
  11. TCMAS
    Well after seeing what I believe to be fire worms spawning in my tank last week, I am redoing everything over. As of now I have too many bristle/fire worms in my tank. I want to start over brand spanking new. Tank has been empty and scrub and live rocks and fish are now in temp. holding tank...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have ANY clue what this thing is? VERY hard to get a picture, as it won't stop being spastic. Found it in my sump, going NUTS! (shaking like crazy, and swimming at the speed of light). it looks like half centipede, half regular worm...and it WON'T calm down. (it's really creepy...
  13. TCMAS
    I think I have Fire worms in my tank. These are the ones that are all redish pink from end to end, not the ones that have a darker middle region. Well, today I was feeding the tank and I think I saw my fire worms spawn. From a rock, I saw a large one stick its end out and squirt a spew of...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    I talked to someone at the Dale's Snails meeting at Wild Wings about something I found on my live rock that I hadn't seen before. I saw another one tonight, so took another picture before I removed it. It was about an inch long, and the white 'spines' on it were very soft. My hand...
  15. Atlanta Reef Club
    I am trying to get a yellow watchman goby out of my tank and I may as well be trying to touch my nose with my elbow. Have any of you ever 'fished in your tank'? He will come out just long enough to grab a shrimp off the end of my pipet so I figured I would use one of those tiny trout fishing...
  16. TCMAS
    My friends have a 45-gal corner hex tank. I've heard the hex tanks are notorious springing leaks, anyway, it did. Yesterday, they found a small drip coming from one of the seals. Fortunately, they have several other reef tanks set up (150, 90, 60 & 25). We were able to find homes for all the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have been in this hobby for over 2 years...and have never experienced a tank crash....even after moving my tank 3 states away....until now. Excuse me for such a long post, but I'm hoping with all of my details someone can enlighten me as to why my fish are dying. Tank The tank is a 135...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have seen 2 worms in my 55 gallon reef tank, they are red and black and looks like they have millipede legs. Does anyone know what these are? Should I get rid of them? I cant catch them they keep going intot he live rock. PLEASE HELP!
  19. TCMAS
    How big do they get? and I have read that they can be harmful and that they can be helpful. Which is it?
  20. TCMAS
    :) A few quick questions... I've got some brown stuff forming on the sand (& a bit on the rocks & glass too). I assume this is some form of algae & is normal for a new tank? Should I be doing anything about it? Tonight while feeding a bit a big hairy worm (has bristles like a...
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