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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased a piece of live rock covered in coralline algae to kickstart my cycle and when I came home after careful inspection I found at leat 4 -5 tiny sea stars in all the nooks and crannies. They look like brittle stars but I'm not sure. What should I do? Are the harmful for my new tank? Is...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    so... got live rock from the local we luv pets... this hitchhiked in on a lot of the live rock (along with aiptasia, bristleworms, pods, a few clam like things, and an asterina) any idea what it is? It seemed to bleach white when I first cycled and started my tank... but seems to have gained its...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I recently bought a couple pieces of live rock from my local fish store, and after getting them my tank I had notice a few different things on the rock. There are these things on the rock, that to me resemble a baby anemone.. I am not at all familiar with live rock hitchhikers so I could be way...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    This came up a couple days ago, and I wasn't so concerned but I just found another one on a cerith so I'm worried enough to start an actual thread for it. I'm a new mom, so you know how it is ;) It's like a hard barnacle right by his face that has a part go in and out of it in a fast, steady...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    It's 3d, looks like the tiniest badminton birdy ever, just noticed after a water change with a big sand disturbance. I haven't added anything in over a month, and I spend a fair amount of time looking at the glass cause I like to stare at some tiny I-don't-know-whats that run around on it. So I...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, well I set up my first ever tank 2 days ago, I have placed in live rock and am currently letting the water cycle. yesterday I noticed this tube like thing growing off of a rock and after watching it for a while I noticed it came out like a mushroom type thing, it looks like it has...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Bought a live rock about two weeks ago and noticed tons of little pink balls with horns on them I've noticed they have been spreading are these bad and if so how do I get rid of them
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed one of these about 3 weeks ago, I now have dozens. It appears to be some sort of nudi but I have had no luck identifying it. its small and whitish. want to make sure its ok before they multiply out of control. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    These guys are starting to be a little to bold and I don't have room for any traps. I need a BW predator
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey all, watching my tank develop over te months has been so exciting for me.. Got some new hitchikers I wanted you all to take a look at.. First this orange growth on the glass I believe to be a sponge of some sort.. It is growing so fast, it was like a quarter of that size just this morning...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I recently noticed some very small clearish white and pink toned shrimp looking hitchikers in my tank. I will upload some pix later but when I showed them to my lfs they said they were scud. When I googled scud they do indeed look like them but most information I find is in regards to...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So I got this anemone looking small softie polyp in February in this small piece of LR i got from the LFS. I have slowly seen it multiply and split. Today I have like 9 and possibly a 10th on the way. Im a proud papa! lol anyways... It does not seem to be bothering any other corals or fish and...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Coral dips are important if you don't want any pest hitchhikers. Yesterday I noticed that something was "mowing down" my GSP's. I looked but couldn't find the culprit. This morning I found an asterina starfish chowing down on them. I had just bought the GSP's from a fellow reefer a couple of...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello - so my tank has been up with transplant live rock for a week now. I've checked with Melev's Reef and with ReefCleaner's Algae ID and I can't ID these three things. Any help? I haven't added anything. I have some actinodiscus hitchikers, some feather dusters in white tubes (not...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have a hammer coral for about 3 weeks. It is not looking happy, had him in the sand at the bottom of the tank in moderate flow and wasn't looking goob after a few days. So I moved him up just above the middle of the tank. It was happy for 2 days and then started recessing. Hasn't been...
  16. Nano Reefs
    Hi I am new to TRT. I have a 20 gal tank with 18lbs LR and 20 lbs of live sand. I have only tested the pH and the salinity and both are good. I have tons of isopods, possibly a feather duster, small snail, asterina star, a few spionid worms, tons of digitate hydroids, some pineapple sponges...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi everyone, I purchased some new live rock a couple days ago, and have found some new things that I'm not sure what they are. I'm attaching a few pictures with hopes that someone will know. Thanks for all your help! Kelly
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just got a new live rock and it has a few mystery guys on it, could someone please help with the ID? :blob: This white stuff kinda looks like a tiny sponge, but I'm not sure. It is very small, I would say the whole thing is just over an inch long. Even though this one looks brown in the...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i have a 55 gallon hex reef tank that i am starting and i have what appers to be a star fish of some sorts it is about a half inch and it has a black center with tan and black legs and i was wanting to know if any one had any id for this lil bugger and weather he is good for my tank or weather i...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    hunt your own hitchhiker day! for $1 a hitch hiker, no matter what it was you found. :) i got there a little late but still ended up with good stuff. i got 3 bivalves of some sort, 4 mushies 3 different kinds, and 2 different zoa colonies :) ill post pics later when things open up a bit...
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