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Old 10-05-2011, 04:21 AM   #11
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i can understand your pain,but cant relate... i got 2 insanely fast and cool hermit crabs, along with a leatherhead coral... rick def brought up a good option, if i were you, id prob buy dry rock and take a few very carefully selected hitchhiker-free pieces of live rock from your tank now and re-establish the tank... if you really wanna wipe out the hitchhikers, you could thoroughly wash your sand as well...but its all up to you
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #12
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I don't really think any of your hitchhikers are bad. The worms come with the LR and can be a good thing depending on what they are. Bristle stars are a good thing too. It rare that u get the mean fish-eating kind. And those hydroids ate usually not bad either.
I personally love hitchhikers and so far never had anything bad. Does it happen? YES, but rarely. I once heard of a guy who had an octopus hitchhiker and loved him!

Patience is important in this hobby. I have more than 1000 times just wanted to scream, and lost many many hours of sleep over it

Hitchhikers happen and usually they are fun aphasia is easy to get rid of, worms are good, and those hydroids aren't bad either.

Nobody wants to get stung by their tank, but sooner or later one of your fishies will try to bite you anyways

Just take the good with the bad and don't start over... Just go with it

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:10 AM   #13
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Man, I love getting the hitchhikers! Even if they are "bad", there are ways to have them removed/eaten. Also, don't worry about getting stung, just get these: Aquarium Protective Gloves

You can wear them and they'll keep your nasty sweat and skin contaminants out of your tank!
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Lol unicorn and her tendencies. Action thru inaction lol
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I really appreciate everyone's advice. This forum is awesome! Thank you all!
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Lol unicorn and her tendencies. Action thru inaction lol
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I think I'm going crazy, LOL! I turned my lights off and grabbed a flashlight to take a look at the night life in my tank. I'm pretty sure that I saw a very (and I mean VERY) small jellyfish! After I lost track of that one I started to see them all over the place. Am I seeing things? Can you get jellyfish in your tank?? They were way too small to take a picture of, but they moved around just like a jellyfish and were basically clear. Any thoughts?? I was cleaning my tank this afternoon and had my arm in the tank, with the amount that I saw I don't see how it would be possible to not touch one. I will admit, my post is about unwanted hitchhikers and not wanting to get stung by something... But these were pretty cool! Any thoughts??
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Copepods maybe? Or isopods? Doubt it's real jellyfish
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Copepods maybe? Or isopods? Doubt it's real jellyfish
I just googled both of those... Doesn't look like either. I wish I could get a picture. They looked just like a jellyfish, round top with legs hanging from it. It propelled itself the same way too. I'm going to try to get a picture right now. If I get one I'll post it ASAP.
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Highly doubt its a jelly...they are passive swimmers...using current to propel them. Good luck finding out what it is though
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