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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My wife and I were getting ready for bed and stopped in my office where my tank is and she went...ewwwe. From what we can tell it is a Cirratulid polychaetes and one of the most disgusting things we've seen. I hear they are good...can someone confirm? I will have dreams tonight of it crawling...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all and happy new year!! I have a spaghetti worm problem. I know they could be beneficial to the tank but im tired of seeing them they are a big distraction. I ve heard that arrow head crabs might eat them but has anyone ever seen one eat them? I dont want to buy one just to have him run...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So, after wonderful advice here, I've decided to remove my 1 1/2 year old live sand bed - gradually. I was going to remove the LR today and begin the siphoning under where they sat. Note to self(and all) - if planning to stick hands in your saltwater, do not rake to the point of blisters in...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Are these spaghetti worms? They're everywhere and constantly reproducing
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the hobby, setting up a small 29 gallon a year ago. I'm still learning but have something going on that has me stumped - the entire bottom of my tank is covered with hundreds/thousands of what I think are spaghetti worms encased in particles of sand. I can only see the...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Before leaving on a two-week vacation, I had a nice, healthy, red striped acan coral, with about 20 polyps, that seemed to be perfectly fine. When I returned, it had been nearly all stripped away except for a few polyps in poor condition. The person we had visit our house to check up on the tank...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just start my tank a month ago I bring a new live rock and i see these kind of worms I am not sure if it is a Spaghetti worm or a hair worm. can you tell me if it is bad for my reef tank ? Here is a pic of it.
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    OK, some more ID help please. I found these unknown worms and thought they were Bristle Worms. But the consensus from the other thread is they are not not, but probably bad none the less. Possibly Euchnids Sp.?? So any help and removal idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you Joe
  9. General Reef Discussion
    These are way to small for me to take a picture. I tired but it just doesn't come out There are tons of these little 1/2 inch clear things no thicker than a needle coming out of the sand. They seem to grab stuff and pull it towards them, but thats about it. It doesn't pull it under the sand of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    what are these things(sorry for the pic quality it was taken in the front of a bowfront) they are about 1" long and look like stalks..there are tine bugs everywhere?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Well I must say I'm a little depressed.. I have been cycling for a week now and all my parms. are great and my live rock is full of life. BUT IS IT ALL GOOD OR NOT I found a bristle worm lots of purple algae ( i'm new at this, so cut me some slack I don't know every things name) Lots of clear...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    along the front of my tanks where the substrate is i've noticed a few worm trails in the sand (kinda like ant farm paths.) today i noticed the fellow making them, i've tried to get a pic, but will not come out well. its about one inch long, the thickness of a thin piece of spaghetti, and...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    just noticed peekin out from under a rock 2 long (several inches) tentacles about the size of a human hair, bright red,, flailing around. after some research online i've decided i've either got hair or spaghetti worms. and aparently these things are good.. they just clean up or do they do...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have these white tentacles on my Live rock, they collect the sand. What are they?
  15. nano build off 2008
    If it's not too late, I'm hoping to enter. I just got a job in the aquarium industry, and everyone in the office has a nano on their desk so I figured I had to join. What I'm thinking of doing is a custom rimless aquarium around 15 gallons with a sump area able to accomodate an old prizm...
  16. nano build off 2008
    I'm going about this a bit differently This tank was set up in 10-05 and redone for the nano build off last year. Tank is a 5.5 g AGA with custom stand and canopy, HOB filter for flow I DON'T LIKE IT!! No matter what I do I'm not happy with how it turns out. During this build off it's...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 13 gallon nano tank, about 2 years old, and recently I have noticed weird things... There are a ton of tiny worms(?) coming out of the sand. They are white and have hundreds of little "arms". The also stretch to be really long and then retract. :worm:They seem to be multiplying...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I just acquired about 40-45 new zoo frags mounted on pucks, some pucks have 1-3 zoos on them and others have around 20-40 on them. I was told that there not doing so good in his system could be sea spiders; I haven’t seen anything other than 1 Asterina Starfish and some Spaghetti Worms but still...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.ipsf.com/reefworms.html I thought I might diversify my tank some with some of the items sold there...is this just a waste of money? Is it REALLY a good idea to 'diversify'?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    i just turned the lights off in the living room and had to look at the new open brain i got one last time tonight and i noticed something. i cant tell if its coming from the flesh or the base rock under it but there is a little feather duster on my brain. is this a bad thing or no?
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