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Old 03-08-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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something weird

Something in a piece of my live rock is blowing out sand every once in a while.... the strange thing is that this piece of rock is sitting on top of some other rock (not near the sand) When the sand comes out it looks almost like when your smoking a cig and you blow a circle w/ the smoke. Its been happening for a while now I just never really tried to figure out what could be in there thats doing that.
Hmm?

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Maybe theres some sand in the rock and some critters making it its home? Hitchhiker maybe? If I were you I would poke something in the hole and see if you can scare the thing out. Or you could isolate the rock in a bucket and shake it so it goes out.. Not your hand or finger. Thats all I can think of. HTH.

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most likely a bristle worm. They can occupy crevices that arent visible on the surface. The can become pretty girthy as well
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Maybe theres some sand in the rock and some critters making it its home? Hitchhiker maybe? If I were you I would poke something in the hole and see if you can scare the thing out. Or you could isolate the rock in a bucket and shake it so it goes out.. Not your hand or finger. Thats all I can think of. HTH.

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Old 03-09-2005, 02:00 PM   #5
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I put a couple of drops of club soda in a hole when I first got my rock (I feared mantis shrimp) and bristelworms and couple of crabs came out.
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1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

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Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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