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  1. General Reef Discussion
    have this growth on my live rock i have a 90 gal tank
  2. Anemones
    Hey guys! Need help with identifying this anemone. The reefer that I got it from said that it's a bubble tip anemone. Not really quite sure if it is since I can't see a pic from the net that looks like it. Thanks! :banana:
  3. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone! My questions, in a nutshell, are: Do Gorilla crabs eat LPS coral polyps, notably Torch coral? If not, what pest crabs do that can also hitchhike on live rock? What is the best way to catch a (Gorilla?) crab? Or is it easier to, say, harpoon it with a sharp instrument? I'm quite...
  4. LPS Coral Forum
    I recently purchased some live rock one piece has several corals on it. I would like to know what they are what their requirements are. I a Fairly sure the top one is an Open Brain Coral. But I don't know if the two below (to the left and right) are closed brains or something else.
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I established my tank about 5 months ago. I think the organisms that are all over my tank are copepods, but I want to make certain before I assume. Here's a microscope view of the organisms. Any thoughts? <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/149459393">Copepods1 - 1</a> from <a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    been watching my tank closely because of new fish and this stuff showed up in one day....I cant believe how big it is already....about 2 inches what in the world is this....I thought it was the antennae of my cleaner shrimp at first Thanks
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi. I'm new to TRT but have been in the hobby now for about 8 years. My tank is a 180 gallon reef. Over the past week or so I've noticed these patches appear on my purple tang. The fish does not seem bothered and is eating and swimming normally. All other fish in the system 'appear' clean...
  8. "Soft" corals
    id anyone? sorry my phone picks up all of the blues.
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just found a flat looking worm that is blackish with white spots. I managed to catch it with a turkey baster which is where I'm keeping it right now. I was wondering if anyone knows what this little guy is and if he is good or bad for my reef tank. I recently just acquired some macro algae...
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey all have this filter feeder in my sand bed i have searched the net with no luck.it brings one arm in at a time filter feeding any help identifying this would be greatly appreciated.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I was hoping someone would be able to help me identify some things in my tank. The small red coral next to the pulsating xenia opens with small white star polyps. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9108765370/ This one looks like a type of algae. It is slowly growing...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    While I was dipping my rocks in soda water, (to get rid of pistol shrimps and crabs) I saw this guy come out after I put he rocks back in saltwater, I didn't know if he was harmful or not and I didn't take the risk but could someone id this worm? I'm quite curious.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT! Just added a frag to my tank (a gift from someone breaking down their tank) and a few pounds of live rock with some finger-like coral on it. I have done my fair share of googling and I have no idea what these are. Would love some help with the names of these corals.....I want to...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello all, I saw this guy in my tank the other day. He moved around the tank for a couple minutes then went into the live rock. Any idea of what it could be? Bad or good?
  15. "Soft" corals
    Can those of you smarter and more knowlegable than me which is 99.9% of you please check out this mushroom and help me identify it so i can try and obtain one. It has very large polyps that are very similar to a bubble anemoe. Thanks in advance for looking and trying to help!!!!
  16. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/index.cfm Anybody know what species that fish is that is the pic for the fish column? Please reply before a different photo appears!
  17. Anemones
    there are these two organisms that hitched on my live rock. I'm not able to figure out what they are. This one looks like an anemone, its tiny about 2cms long with tentacles that are not more than a few milimeters long http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7697230014/ These two tubes...
  18. "Soft" corals
    Please help me identify these 2 corals:
  19. "Soft" corals
    Hello All, This little guy popped up overnight and I am wondering if this is a soft coral or a anemone and is it safe for a reef tank? To the eye it is a orange semi translucent ball with tenticals the same color with small balls on the end that seem to be a bluish color. Right now its the...
  20. LPS Coral Forum
    Please help me identify these 2 corals. Thanks !
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