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Old 01-25-2013, 11:11 PM   #51
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Gorgonians are not a soft coral. They build a stony skeleton.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:39 PM   #52
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Gorgonians are not a soft coral. They build a stony skeleton.
Do you think that is what this is?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:46 AM   #53
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Ok I looked at another part where someone was asking how to take care if them. Identical except my stalk part is kinda white cream colored and the " things" are kinda purple brown. But looks identical except for color and mine is short but the" hand things " looked identical
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Gorgonians are not a soft coral. They build a stony skeleton.
I don't think this is a gorgonian.
That said, I would like to re-word my statement to add that branching gorgonians are the ones that build a calcium based skeleton, but encrusting gorgonians, like the common "green star polyp" do not.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #55
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I don't think this is a gorgonian.
That said, I would like to re-word my statement to add that branching gorgonians are the ones that build a calcium based skeleton, but encrusting gorgonians, like the common "green star polyp" do not.
So my nitrite is down from 5 to about 1. is it common for the levels to change so quickly?
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So my nitrite is down from 5 to about 1. is it common for the levels to change so quickly?
Yes. It takes a while or the nitrite to drop, but when it does, it can happen quickly.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:43 AM   #57
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Ok my little piece of live rock is spitting white stuff into the water wtf?
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A piece of live rock is spitting? I'm guessing this is something boring into the rock. You see the dust/debris coming out of it.
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Could be a snail on the rock?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:38 AM   #60
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I'm finding ash looking mounds so I'm assuming something is boring into it. No snails. There are long skinny translucent worms coming out of ash mounds. Also have groups of white worm like tentacles coming out all over the rock. They have even spread to the dead rock and when I shine light they hide they are in groups of 2 - 5 and my brittle star has got some long legs they are like 3 inches sticking out and I can't see his body
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