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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I've had a recent infestation of flatworms all over my tank. So far I've been lucky not to have them on any coral they've mostly just been on the rocks and on the sand bed. I've read that certain nudibranches eat them but the blue neons are hard to find down here and I'm not sure they would be...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    recently my tanks live rock started producing many little creatures but lately I've been getting a lot of bristle worms, they haven't killed anything and i know they can be beneficial but i just don't like the look of them… are there any fish or inverts that eat these guys or some sort of easier...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    OK, here is a question for the resident gurus on this forum. I seem to be having an outbreak of Astrea stars. About 2 months ago I noticed a couple. They were small and seemed harmless so I let them stay. Now I probably have hundreds. They are all over the back glass and live rock. Is this a...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have encountered red bugs before but it was on new corals and a simple dip and QT before adding them to my DT did the trick. It is years later now and I have seen them again....The funny thing is, I have literally ONE---- SPS CORAL. It is a VERY small sps coral that has three branches...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I am wondering if I should scrap my reef aquarium and start over. In May, I started a 30 gallon aquarium and worked on it very slowly. I have been in no rush, adding mostly live-rock a little at the time. I only recently purchased a light for it. This week, I put together my hospital tank...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys! Im new here on TRT i been trolling around reading up a lot. i have had a few fresh water tanks over the last few years, but finally went with the salt water. its a 14g bio cube. 20 lbs of live sand and about 16lbs of live rock. been running maybe about a month now. well my concern is...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi I have a 29 gallon reef tank and I really need some help. I have a infestation on my live rock of some sort. I can't seem to find it on Google or at any hitchhikers pictures. They are extreemly tiny little greayish things cralwing all over. They are so small I strain my eyes to try to...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know how to get rid of serpent stars and snails my tank is infested with them or can i leave them. Do they pose a theat ?:worm:
  10. Nano Reefs
    I just bought a used 14g biocube on craigslist. The lightbulbs have been dead for months and they didn't even have a filter going in it. It has 2 hermit crabs, HUNDREDS of snails and maybe some inverts that i haven't seen. No corals appear to be alive. The tank is covered with cyanobacteria...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So half of my zoanthid colony died and I decided to do a freshwater dip. these little black specks a little smaller than pepper came off of it. the zoanthids were turning brown, shriveling and then dying. I have a microscope so i looked at some of these specks under it. I looked and decided...
  12. Tank Specs
    good eve TRT!!i need help with a breakout of "red" algae in my tank.as of today, it has covered the back portion of my 75g tank.it has covered also the surface of all my LRs.it is also starting to "infest" my sandbed.i could describe it as "red" algae with silver bubbles on top of it.any help to...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 28 gallon nano cube with coral and 3 fish. I recently noticed small round spots on the glass and back wall of my tank. They are about 2mm wide and move very slowly across the tank. I never actually see them move, but one day there are tons in one spot and the next day they're somewhere...
  14. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Hey guys... I am suffering from Red Flatworms in my tank. I have had them quite a while, but it was in a pretty small area. I didn't really know what they were....I had taken pics, but never got around to posting. While at OTP yesterday I asked Matt when I saw them in his big tank and he told...
  15. "Soft" corals
    Hello, I've had a healthy reef tank for over 5 years. For the first time ever, I have a pest in the tank in the form of a coral (not red slime, not a troublesome fish). It's a long tentacled polyp coral. Brown in color. Polyps get quite large and spread like wildfire. They are over crowding...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Heres the deal, I have a small acro frag green polyps (small) and its been opening up since I got it yesterday. Well after lihts out I noticed my small emerald all over it. I shood him away and looked 10 minutes later and there are what I think ar pods, all over it now. They are up to 1/4" maybe...
  17. Reef Fish
    I just noticed that I've gotten an Ich infestation in my 14G biocube.. I noticed little white spots on the Royal Gramma yesterday, after I had been noticing that he was rubbing against the rocks more than usual. The only other fish I have in there is an Ocellaris Clown and it looks to me like he...
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