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Old 08-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #161
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Wow! That website was awesome! I read all of it and wonder if my mystery coral could be a pineapple coral. Also, how do you target feed when you have shrimps that keep stealing the food?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:55 PM   #162
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Wow! That website was awesome! I read all of it and wonder if my mystery coral could be a pineapple coral. Also, how do you target feed when you have shrimps that keep stealing the food?
Feed the shrimps first, lol, it helps. Usually i give them a squirt before any coral to keep them at bay for a bit.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #163
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That was dumb. I should have known that duuuhhhh!
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #164
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That was dumb. I should have known that duuuhhhh!
No dumb questions around here. Only dumb answers lol
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #165
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Yeah, you guys have told me this before, but I read over the whole thread again, and y'all must have been saying "you've got to be kidding, how stupid can one dame be?". And yes, I'm from the south, so I can get away with " y'all"!
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Yeah, you guys have told me this before, but I read over the whole thread again, and y'all must have been saying "you've got to be kidding, how stupid can one dame be?". And yes, I'm from the south, so I can get away with " y'all"!
Nah, at least i dont think that and im sure most dont either. We all started this hobby as beginners and we all have asked some pretty down right crazy and hilarious questions but if you dont ask your gonna stay a beginner for a long time.

We all have questions and we all have answers, its the exchange of these 2 that keep these forum going, without questions this forum would be a pretty lame advice forum.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #167
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i really appreciate you guys. you work hard to answer all these questions day in and day out. i know it must be a hard job telling hundreds of people the same exact thing.
well, as usual, i have another question. i have a white starfish the size of a dime that came in on live rock. my grand daughter is in love with it, but i read somewhere that starfish are a no-no with corals, of course, as they grow bigger. and, in case you say the same thing that Grizz said about my hermit, "lose the hermit", how do i go about doing that, humanely, i mean? i never just flush.
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The star is probably just a brittle star which is fine. Good part of a cuc but if you see them begin breeding then its signs of overfeeding much like bristle worms.
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Could be an Asterina star as well, either way both are common hitchhikers and both beneficial. Also both will multiply in the tank. You will accumulate quite a few very quickly actually but ive never seen them become a problem. They only readily multiply based on how much your feeding basically as stated above.

The larger starfish that you are thinking of, uea many are not reef safe. There are a few but not many.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #170
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Ok. I was worried. Like somebody said, the books don't tell you everything. If they start covering the tank, do I have to "lose them" too? I still don't know what to do. And I am afraid of over feeding. I started only broadcast feeding once a day, then I will begin every other. But my fish are juvies, so I give them flakes every day. Also, I don't remember if I previously asked, but do I broadcast feed with the lights on or off. I feed the shrimp pellets every other night.
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