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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have had my tank for about 5 months. Had a crash caused by the meanies at the store. Switched stores, now my tank is thriving. Bought live rock and a couple corals a few days ago, now these showed up! I can see appx 12 of them. Little white dudes with 8 "arms" and a bubble on top. :bigeek:
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  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just noticed this luminescent "bulb" or "ball" on the side of my live rock. I have no idea what it is and it kind of looks like a coral. Sorry for the bad pic (lights were slowly turning off) I don't think you can see it in the pic but the thing has a orange glow to it. Thanks in advance...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I'm getting back into the hobby after being out of it for about 25 years (everything has changed!). I've done tons of research, and set up a 60g system over a month ago with about 75lbs of beautiful live rock, lot's of coralline and even some Zoa's and Waving Hand soft coral that...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I am fairly new to the hobby and noticed a thin tunnel along the glass in the sand bed today. I purchased a few corals last weekend and even though I used a coral dip, it would seem a few hitch hikers made it into the tank. The day after putting the corals in, I had a very small red fancy...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, I'm new to the forums...I've been lurking for a WHILE..but finally feel the urge to join in. I've been watching this little gem in my reef tank for a while. It's very small maybe a half inch - inch across opened up. This rock has been in my tank for over a year...I've been noticing this...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi guys found this in my tank today, I assume it is a hitch hiker of some sort. Looks like it could be some sort of filter feeder? Any help would be great :)
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    They are quite small and white but seem to be spreading through my tank from frag to frag only. I'm baffled because nothing i've found looks anything like this. Anyone have any ideas or experience?
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guy still new to TRT need to get a couple more posts so can upload a photo of my hitch hiker. There are a few green coloured discs that seem to shrink back into the live rock when I get close. Doesn't look like a feather duster. Any help or opinions will be great!!
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi I have had a small tank running for around four months,I noticed this worm for the first time today , I am guessing it is a bristle worm, am I right and is it good or bad? Thanks in advance for any help
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Can anybody id this little guy. Saw him today for the first time
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Is this a Eucid Worm? I saw this for the first time in my tank and I'm not sure what it is. It has these white tentacles and doesn't look like a bristle worm. Any ideas?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    My objective is very simple; i want this mantis out of my LR; dead or alive! once gone, i want to reintroduce this to my tank (i will use other thread for this but for the mean time .............. ) This is what I've done onto my suspected LR: First, I squirt a freshwater onto the hole where...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Freaking out I was placing my snails within the tank and watching to make sure no one fell over and this thing just comes out of a tiny hole in the shell and then goes in when I try to get closer. PLEASE HELP ME!!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    hello, I am new to saltwater aquariums and really excited. My tank has been cycling for about 3 weeks and i am starting to see some life. I would like to identify things as they pop up so i know exactly whats in there. Can anyone help identify exactly what this is in my tank in the attached...
  16. Anemones
    Just received some cleaners today, I noticed one of my hermits (about the size of a pea) had little strings hanging off the back off him. Hardly visible to the naked eye. So I took a zoomed on picture of it. To me it looks like aiptasia trying to make it's way into my tank. But I would like some...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Walked in from the store to find this on my side glass. I have it in a quarantine bowl until I can prove it's not a bad boy. It is about 1/4 inch long, pretty yellow.. smooth body. Not sure what kind of nudibranch it is, but on my way to go research thought I would toss up a pic in case...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I found this guy in my sump this evening when checking my skimmer (pictures attached). Without thinking I picked him up and put him in the DT hoping he would take care of the hair algae on the little rock shown in the pic. I watched him move around for a bit then proceeded to try to identify...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 14g biocube nano tank that's been set up for about 3 months now. Tank mates are couple of corals, a cleaner shrimp, emerald crab, turbo snails and two newer juvenile clownfish. I've noticed these little guys in the past, but not in such large numbers. I'm not exactly sure what they...
  20. "Soft" corals
    Is this a Duncan in the midst of my GSPs? Did I get a nice hitch hiker?
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