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Old 01-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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Reef Octupus is very popular/high quality. Aqua C remora, etc. I have a Aqua Medic turboflotor which works great. Lots of great choices. Look on marinedepot.com and bulkreefsupply.com if you haven't already.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:30 PM   #12
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Reef Octupus is very popular/high quality. Aqua C remora, etc. I have a Aqua Medic turboflotor which works great. Lots of great choices. Look on marinedepot.com and bulkreefsupply.com if you haven't already.
Those are new sites to me. Thanks! I'll let you know when I get one!
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I know you got live rock already but fwiw, I added five pounds live rock, fifty pounds base, and my tank had a full cycle with the shrimp method in sixteen days
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I know you got live rock already but fwiw, I added five pounds live rock, fifty pounds base, and my tank had a full cycle with the shrimp method in sixteen days
Thats awesome. I wanted to get more rock. I'll get dry rock! I think that it's $1.99/lb. much cheaper than live. Did you use a shrimp in panty hoes?

Edit: did you get shrimp in the food section at the grocery store?
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Thats awesome. I wanted to get more rock. I'll get dry rock! I think that it's $1.99/lb. much cheaper than live. Did you use a shrimp in panty hoes?

Edit: did you get shrimp in the food section at the grocery store?
Yup felt silly asking for one raw shrimp but oh we'll! I didn't use pantyhose, just let it decay and disappear .
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Yup felt silly asking for one raw shrimp but oh we'll! I didn't use pantyhose, just let it decay and disappear .
Cool. Thanks. turns out, the free live rock I got is covered in bristle worms. How do I get rid of them? Also covered in tiny feather dusters. I do like those though. They don't hurt and eat my tanks other inhabitants. Lol.
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Bristle worms are very beneficial. Don't get rid of them! If they are fireworms, then they are harmful and you'd want to remove those. Use tweezers or something other than your hands to remove them (if they're fireworms) b/c they can stick their bristles in your hand and it hurts so much. Fireworms grow to be larger than bristle worms, usually come out in the day and look thicker. Basically bristleworms:good,fireworms:bad, it's just finding the distinction that many don't understand.
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Bristle worms are very beneficial. Don't get rid of them! If they are fireworms, then they are harmful and you'd want to remove those. Use tweezers or something other than your hands to remove them (if they're fireworms) b/c they can stick their bristles in your hand and it hurts so much. Fireworms grow to be larger than bristle worms, usually come out in the day and look thicker. Basically bristleworms:good,fireworms:bad, it's just finding the distinction that many don't understand.
I'm assuming they're fire worms. Here is a picture.



Woke up this morning and my starfish looked like this.



The worms, in my head, are the culprit. The only other thing I have in there that could do that is an emerald crab and I thinks he's pretty docile.

I have noticed the clowns picking at him.
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on skimmers the only advice I can give is get a good one or you will be replacing it later. The biggest kistake I made was buy a Turboflotor T1000, never really did skim good was ok. I upgraded to a Warner Marine MF181 on my 55g. Holy crap the difference a good skimmer makes. I get as much skim in one day as I did in a week with the AquMedic TurboFlotor. Point is if you buy crap you for $100-$200 and upgrade later to a $400 skimmer you have now spent $500-$600. Just buy a good skimmer now, that and lights are the 2 most important things to invest in
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on skimmers the only advice I can give is get a good one or you will be replacing it later. The biggest kistake I made was buy a Turboflotor T1000, never really did skim good was ok. I upgraded to a Warner Marine MF181 on my 55g. Holy crap the difference a good skimmer makes. I get as much skim in one day as I did in a week with the AquMedic TurboFlotor. Point is if you buy crap you for $100-$200 and upgrade later to a $400 skimmer you have now spent $500-$600. Just buy a good skimmer now, that and lights are the 2 most important things to invest in
Awesome. Thanks! I will do my best not to waste my money on something crappy. As always, I will ask you guys first.
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