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Old 09-05-2006, 11:35 PM   #11
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It's a 55 gal. Mildly disturbing? I've been having nightmares!
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(2) False Percs
(1) Orchid Dottyback
(1) Lawnmower Blenny
(1) Flame Angel
(1) Spotted Mandarin
(1) Red Brittle Star
(1) Banded Serpent Star

"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:47 PM   #12
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Yeah I take any out that I see now. I really dont want to loose another clam to some whacked out bristle worm on a rampage! Dont get me wrong, not all of them are bad. In fact most are really good for your tank for cleaning up and taking care of algea. I just dont want to deal with them anymore! Gear-head that is very disturbing to see that many in your tank! What kind of trap is that? Also, it looks like the one in the middle (2nd from the left) is a fireworm but I could be wrong.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:37 AM   #13
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Sure looks like a fireworm to me! Very scary picture!
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:29 AM   #14
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I have had a bristle worm attack my duster, but it survived and regrew its crown, it is doing well.
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:17 PM   #15
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The trap was bought online. Search for "Trap 'em" it works very well. Fireworm? I hate 'em all.

I will continue trapping until it comes up empty.
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55g Reef
(3) Maxi-Jet 1200's, Wavemaker Pro
AquaC Remora Skimmer
100lbs Live Rock
20g Refugium
(1) Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
(1) Peppermint Shrimp
(2) False Percs
(1) Orchid Dottyback
(1) Lawnmower Blenny
(1) Flame Angel
(1) Spotted Mandarin
(1) Red Brittle Star
(1) Banded Serpent Star

"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:53 PM   #16
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Fireworm? I hate 'em all.

LOL....I agree!
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:40 PM   #17
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Wow sweet pic but scary. I got rid of all of mine when I broke down my tank for my move.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:59 AM   #18
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Here is a trick you can use to get rid of them on LR you add to your system.

After/before you cure your LR ( I do it both times) mix a small bucket worth of salt water SUPER salty. I mean off the scale salty. max that puppy out on the hydometer.

Take the LR chunk, get your tweesers ready, and dunk the rock for a few seconds. pull it out, and any big worms will back half way out of the rock looking for 'good' water. just yank them out. I leave the tiny ones alone, but snag anything that is really big. I have never had it happen to me, but I have heard that mantis shrimp will bail out at this point as well, when they get a taste of that super salty water.

You will not always get all the worm out, which is why I do this before I cure and after I cure the rock. Sometimes you can't get all the worm out, and a chunk gets stuck in there and rots. .... not good for the main tank.

I have one hawk in my tank, he is my bristle worm control fish. Long nose and arc eye hawks seem to like the big ones.
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