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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    New 30 gallon extra high, 35lbs of live rock, 4 weeks in. Ive been noticing a bunch of small pests in my tank climbing over my snails as well as live rock. I'm just concerned if these hitch hikers are harmful or not. I'm attempting to post a few pics. Thanx!
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  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have lots of unknown items that keep popping up in my tanks, and I am just curious what some of them are specifically. I am going to upload all the photos. The top and bottom left are the same coral. It is all alone and appears to be some sort of monti cap or a mushroom maybe? The middle and...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My hermit crab has only been in the tank a few days and I just noticed these. I've looked around but can't seem to figure out what they are! can any of you help me? thanks in advance! PS. its the small spiral shell with a blackish tongue like apendage.
  5. "Soft" corals
    Can someone help me identify this coral??
  6. Freshwater Discussion
    Hey there!(: It seems that some pest snails have hitch hiked into my planted tank, and I'd like to use a small fish to naturally rid of them.(: I love the look of the pea puffers, but I'm worried one would hurt or kill my fish I have now. The tank is 37 gallons, and more tall and thin rather...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi everyone. I bought some more live rock for my mini reef and i discovered i have a micro brittle star. I love these little guys. Anyway i was also wanting to get a skunk cleaner shrimp but i dont want it to eat the star? Has anyone had any shrimps eat them? Thanks :)
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry if these seem like stupid questions but this is my first salt water tank and I am in the cycling process .. I am setting up for sea horses.,, and am doing the training course on seahorse.com and in the tank set up it mentions that sponge filters are good as well air stones ... If I am...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi guys, I have a 10g nano with soft corals. Started to notice these worm things in my sand. Can anyone identify what they are? Are they good or bad? They stick this tenticle out of the sand that would be no bigger than a hair follicle. See picture. Cheers
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I bought this live rock in excitement when I saw these guys on it bc I thought they were some type of feather duster or worm to help cleanup my tank and get it jump started but I have yet to see any movement from them so I am wondering if they are alive and/or a friend or foe. My tank cycled in...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Well here is my idea, any suggestions or comments will be much appreciated thanks :) Im thinking of putting all my corals in clear containers and covering them with netting and doing a coral dip once a week cause I've been fighting with these spider creatures that were only after my mushrooom...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I found this little white slug like thing with weird type soler panels along its back it was crawling around the base of my Kenya tree. Is it a bad guy or should I leave it and if its bad is there usually more then 1?
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey Everyone I have more things that I need help identifying. The one I'm the most concerned about is the little white tube like thing. It seems to go in and out of the live rock like a little tube worm and it seems to have a mouth? maybe on the end that it is like sucking stuff off the rock...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hey everyone, i have two questions if anyone can help me out. first, i have a 30 gallon tank with about 30 lbs of live rock, i started out with live rock i bought from a friend and the lfs. i bought a test kit from ebay and my tank was set up for about a week or so before i got the kit. well...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    They are hard, pipe-like brown items that can be easily broken off rock. They do not seem to have anything living in them and dont seem to effect the rock. One was on my frogspawn and kept it from fully extending a branch but fine otherwise. I broke it off and now everything is normal. They are...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone ID any of these plants that has started growing on LR? Thanks!:banana:
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Had my tank about 1 month. This last week, I started noticing two different areas that have what looks like eggs on the live rock start popping up... Can anyone tell me what it is??
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Well I wish I could get a clear pic for you guys but I will try to explain it the best I can. All the pics I took look like little specs. Today we picked up a birds nest coral and inside was a crab. Small, about the size of a thumb nail. Light purple body and orange legs. We are so scared to...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, I have been working out of town the last 3 days and just now able to spend some time with my tank again. I have noticed a brittle star that must have hitch hiked on my live rock (I have not bought one so it must be a hitch hiker) I have only seen him at night with the lunar led's on but...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My parents brought this live rock to me from Puerto Rico, and I found this, but I have no idea what it is.
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