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sand sifting starfish

  1. General Reef Discussion
    OK so over the past few weeks I have noticed tiny baby starfish in my tank. Like A LOT!!! I can count at least 10 at any given time but I'm sure there are more. I had a sand sifting starfish in my tank, but last May I removed all the sand and went bare bottom. I placed the starfish in my 30gal...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a sand sifting starfish that has been on the move for quite some time. When I first introduced him to the tank, he would find a place, and sink in for a couple days and pop up again. Now he seems to be up and moving around a few times a day. I'm thinking that he's searching for food. I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just read your review and was wondering how your star was doing. I have a 55 gal corner tank with 1-1 1/2" sand bed. I am very upset with the lfs owner selling me a star (told me I needed two though, but I only took one) knowing my tank was only a month old. I did set it up with both live...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Just a quick question really that I'm having a hard time finding an answer to on Google. Would sand sifting starfish be a threat to corals in or on the sandbed? Mostly wondering if they would eat them. Has anyone had them eat xenia colonies or brains or anything or would this just not happen...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i was curious.. we have had our 75 gallons tank for almost a year now but it was given to us by someone. the sand has remained the same with slightly more added when we first got it. i was wondering how often we should change the sand bed. the only thing i worry about is we have sand-sifting...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    greetings, im going to have to admit, though ive had a salt watrer tank for well over a year and some, closer to 2, im am new and have no idea what im doing lol. my tank hasnt been anything spectacular, just eeking out a meger egsistance. its a 35gal, tank. no sump, running a rena xp2 system...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey im a newbie to the aaquarium but have had my 30g tank for about 1 year. recently i have too many problems keeping my fish alive! anyone had similar problems like me? At the beginning of the year a bought a halide light and took my cover off the tank. the corals came on great and fish...
  8. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Hey good people.. I found You on line and decided to join if that is possible.. I am not one of You who got some huge reef tank, but I own a 24G Aquapod for over a 2 years now with pretty nice success. I started one day in 2006 when I bought this tank from Jeff's store while it was located in...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! Quick questions...I currently have a med sized sand sifting starfish patrolling the bottom of my 65 gallon tank. I have notice that I am still seeing detritus and some hair algae on the sand. If I add some nassarius snails do you think they will aid in keeping my sand bed clean...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    OK, its been a while, but I wanted to make a selection to what I might or can get and not just leave it up to everyone else :read: I located what I can with the free time which was available to me for I need now to move to the next step and make a fish selection for which SPS corals will be...
  11. Tank Specs
    Hey everyone, I am pretty new here so here is my official TheReefTank thread My Background I started my first reef tank in August 2006. Originally I wanted to start a planted fresh water Amazon tank. My plan was to be able to have a freshwater ray. However, I had a friend that was into...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I just rescaped my 29g tank, and I have a small area of sand bed that my tonga fighting conchs can't get to. I'd like to keep it the way it is, because my occelaris really like to sleep there. My problem is that the area isn't getting sifted as much as I'd like. It's too small of an area to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So my cycle should be done in about 1 week and I'll need a clean up crew for my 65g. Any recomendations? What critters should i stay away from? So what's a good combination? -Deuter:read:
  14. Tank Specs
    Tank: 150 gallon AGA, built in overflow boxes, built into the wall Equipment: 2 power heads (will be upgrading to Vortech pumps someday soon) 3 400 watt MH lights 2 T5 lights plus moonlihts Euroreef protein skimmer 40 gallon sump, 30 gallon refugium Auto-top off, 2 300W heaters Web...
  15. General classifieds
    I am selling my complete reef tank as is water and all for $1800, I have spent about $3500 on this tank. Must be picked up and I will help disassemble tank. I am located in Edwardsville, Pa, which is in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area. Bring a lot of buckets and containers, and also a truck or...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I took the proverbial plunge and ordered a 135-gallon tank yesterday. The new baby is 72"x18"x24 with a center trap overflow and a black back. SOOOOOOOOOOOO....what do you think I should do with it? Give me all your ideas on equipment, livestock, etc. Thanks in advance.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I feel like an idiot asking this, but when i first put in my dsb, the sand had this nice wavy look to the bottom. Over time, it has largely flattened out. I would like to make the bottom look wavy again. Any suggestions how to do this? I've been tempted to get a diamond goby to help...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    First thing is that I am surprised that I gotten in for i forget things and being that im trying to do so much, i forget certain items. Being that I not had that much assistance on the 40, I gone out to the other lfs and surprise, the system has gotten larger. I talk with the guy and I was...
  19. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I live in Niles, MI and I am wondering if there is someone here who might be able to help me re aquascape my tank. I have had problems with rocks falling over and I already have close to a full fish load in the tank. I am getting into SPS and such and would like to have everything secured and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I need some advice and this might be a long post with lots of questions. Since I am not an expert in saltwater reef keeping aquariums and my knowledge is very limited in this subject, I would really appreciate if you guys can answer as many questions in less technical terms for me...
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