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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So while I think these guys are super cool looking, they have been taking out some prized possessions in my 600g reef tank. So far I am sure they have been devouring every peppermint shrimp I drop in, as well as a few different fish. Most devastating was them killing my giant clam and possibly...
  2. "Soft" corals
    Over the course of the last few months I've noticed my star polyp colony growing some unusual branching formations. I've never seen another colony do this before. Is it common? And as you can see, the branches are mostly obscured when the colony is fully extended. I've noticed it...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So we are still shopping for a tank. What pump/filter and lights do I need? I am so overwhelmed. With freshwater I just used a biowheel but I see now that that isn't going to work for what we want. If I just want a 40gal or less tank, what are some cost effective options, what do I need and...
  4. Reef Fish
    Anyone else have good luck? I currently have: 1 male blue star leopard 1 female blue star leopard 1 black leopard 1 ornate leopard 1 potters leopard 2 regular leopard wrasse I am 1/1 on all of these fish: Potters wrasse Ornate leopard Black leopard Male blue star leopard I am 1/2 for these...
  5. Crustaceans
    I want to add either a serpent or a brittle star to my 90 gal tank, but there seems to be conflicting opinions on which one is less likely to eat fish. While researching, I would frequently read information that said serpent stars will eat fish more often. Then I would find a website that said...
  6. "Soft" corals
    Hello, I've had a colony of green star polyps for nearly a year now. They were originally a pair of tiny frags but now they've grown and fused together into one big coral. I love the colour and waving motion, so I'm considering letting them eventually grow on the back glass like this person has...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I bought a colony of Green Star Polyps, they looked perfectly fine at the LFS and they were all open! A week later they haven't opened. Some of them have come out a little bit but look like a shriveled flower. Now they seem to have a white/clear film growing on them! My other button polyps...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So along with my new live rock, I've apparently inherited a TON of tiny brittle stars. Is there anything that will get rid of these or should I keep them as they may be helpful to the tank's health? There has to be at least 30 of them in my 36 gallon tank and I can constantly see them reaching...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Any one know what this is? Good or bad? Thanks so much
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey Guys i dont know what this is its white and fuzzy, Is it ich? ive never dealt with ich before....wife sent me pictures so i cant tell you what param are im at work? didnt notice last night before bed... any help will be appreciated...THANKS ALOT im not good at the whole uploading picture...
  11. Crustaceans
    :help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help: just came back from a 1600km business trip:bigeek:, and came to my fromia star with 2 legs out of water, and one of those legs with about 3mm spot on its side that is...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    heys guys,can you id this star for me....
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have 2 baby triggers and a porc puffer, I am interested in brittle stars or sea serpants. Since triggers sleep in the rock crevices are they more susceptible to an attack from these inverts
  14. Crustaceans
    my friend is having to move and is selling everything in his 29 gallon reef. He has offered me his red starfish for $10 which i believe is a really good deal. I havent had much experience with stars. I have a 38g reef and i was wanting to get it. I havent had much experience with many starfish...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys, came across a new hitchhiker tonight. It is a small star and I wonder if it is an ASTERINA star but I can't really confirm. Looked on Xtralreef and wet web media and the little guy doesn't seem to look like one of the "oddly" shaped star like the two sites indicate although they can...
  16. Crustaceans
    okay so i had a question about brittle stars. i found out that one came in on a piece of live rock i got a while ago. it was one of the really small ones, that's okay right? they aren't bad are they? and i was also wondering. i saw this really big brittle star at my lfs, it was black and white...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Yeah, I said Albino lol. He is such a beast, more animated and prevelant than any other brittle I have ever seen/had. He will literally hunt down food like a savage and eat as much as I will provide him, (by the way, I 'target drop' big shrimp pellets for him). I know inverts have minimal brain...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    left for two days with the lights out and found this guy on the back wall of the aquarium. Any thoughts?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Can anyone ID this for me? I got it for free and wanted to make sure it is reef safe.
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i'm pretty sure its a brittle star but what kind no idea. It just showed up with rock or something but i seen one and now i see about 10 in the sump. this one adn about 4 more were on a media bag when i took it out to clean
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