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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. Ballast

    maxspect ballast in place
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 26 gallon bowfront aquarium. I currently have no cuc! I used to have a peppermint shrimp and a few hermit crabs but these have slowly died. I want to get a fresh start at my cuc. So, what should I have? Could I do a serpent or brittle star? Thanks
  4. My 20gal Reef

    A quick shot of my 20gal reef. It's home to 3 little Green Chromis, a Chalk Basslet, a Neon Dottyback and a slightly deformed Clarkii Clown that I adopted. As well as a handful of red-leg hermits, cerith snails, and one large turbo snail.
  5. Reef Fish
    Quick question is it ok to have a serpent sea star and a brittle sea star in the same tank? I have a 75 gallon tank. I also have a short spine urchin in there. Everyone going to play nice?
  6. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    This evening, after the lights went out, I found over a dozen tiny sea stars in my 20 gallon reef tank. The were 1/4-1/2" in diameter. There have not been any sea stars in that tank for well over 6 months and then only a single one. To make this tank I broke down a larger tank into 2 smaller...
  7. Algae Blenny

    cameral: canon EOS 20D lights: (4) currentUSA dual actinic PC
  8. Close Up Of Door #1

    Stained glass doors and new corals and fish
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Went home for lunch and saw a tiny sea star up at the water line. At first, I was excited that there was an inhabitant I hadn't added or seen before...but after looking around I see that it is probably an Asterina! I had to come back to work and didn't remove it. I've been reading that some can...
  10. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Photo Gallery (Awsome Looking Pictures) Article Living Color Toxic nudibranchs-soft, seagoing slugs-produce a brilliant defense By Jennifer S. Holland National Geographic Staff Nudibranchs crawl through life as slick and naked as a newborn. Snail kin whose ancestors shrugged off the...
  11. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    we have some really great fish and corals in right now. I'd say the highlights are an aussie harlequin tusk, fisher's angel, gold saddle rabbitfish, a majestic angel, a trio of pygmy angels that play nice together, and an rbta with a pair of ora host percs. also got in a "shipment" of LE sps...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok last night all 3 of my brittle stars were just fine and ate small peice of shrimp. I did notice that one of the stars had lost part of it's leg. Today when I came home I found the same one with no legs and just his body with a couple of stubs. I thought he was dead, so when I tried to get him...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a pink sea urchin yesterday ( actualy I bought it thursday and waited till tank perimeters were just right), I aclimated him and 2 fish. All night he moved around the tank cleaning and then this morning he stopped and started losing his spines. They are just falling off/ Any idea...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Just picked up a few things and look what came with it. It is about 2 inches in diameter. Is it good or bad. Reef safe? I have a large brittle star. Will they fight.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys and Gurls, I am in dire need of a replacement 3200 GPH Dolphin (Ampmaster) marine pump if anyone has one or knows of one locally (upstate SC) that I can buy (even retail at this point, $$$, the days will make a difference). If I cannot find one by Saturday evening, I guess I will order...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a blue linkia star for over a year in my tank. He's always done real well since I figured out to really maintain the salinity closely. That was the #1 issue. All of his little white spots went away and he was real healthy. He's always been shy and stayed in the rocks when the lights...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all!:wavey: I'm just curious about sea cucumbers. I'm thinking about getting a couple to clean up detritus and fish waste. What do you all think about them?:icon10-3:
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, this is weird, but one of my red stars is inside my flame scallop. His legs are sticking out. Do you think he just went in there on his own, and he will come out, or would a flame scallop eat a star? The star is still alive as the leg sticking out is moving, but I am afraid if I touch the...
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