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Old 09-20-2012, 12:20 AM   #21
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Did not do a water change, but I added some cured live rock to help seed what I had and help out with the cycling process. Got a buddy that has been in the industry for a long time and he is gonna order 400 lbs of live rock some for his tank and some for mine and my brothers.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #22
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Wow! That's a lot of rock! Wish I had a helpful friend to provide my tank with some resources jk
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Just weighing in on the starfish question real quick. Both serpent and brittle stars are coral safe, but the ubiquitous Green Brittle Star has been known, on occasion, to attack, kill, and eat fish, so I'd avoid that particular one.
Beyond that, size is the biggest limiting factor. Fromia starfish are reef safe and very beautiful, but need far more surface area for grazing than a 29 realistically can provide. I kept one in a 55 for about 6 months before it crawled into a stinging mess of tentacles and got itself killed. LOL
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #24
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Ouch...what an unexpected way to die...I don't know if I should be laughing
or feeling pity for the little guy
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I know. I yelled at him for the two days it took him to dissolve. But perhaps I expected too much fo a creature without a brain...
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:00 AM   #26
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I finally added some animals after about two months of setting it all up I got a yellow watchman and a tiger pistol shrimp. Pistol has been digging up a storm in the tank. I have noticed some small white fan things on the live rock I picked up from LFS. It is clearish white with an oblong body and tentacle like things on top. I heard if one pokes aptasia it will shrink these do not move when poked. Tried getting pics but they did not come out charging my good camera now. Any ideas?
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:46 PM   #27
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What am I doing wrong to not get any replies here?
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:50 PM   #28
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Can't really comment if we can't see them. Could be a feather duster or glass nem...
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When asking for identification, usually you need pictures. Unless you're describing something so alien that everyone gets curious. There is absolutely no shortage of images online for aiptasia, majano, feather dusters, etc. if its too small to take a pic, google the likely suspects and play the matching game.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:07 AM   #30
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I googled everything I could think of, glass anemones, aiptasia, tube worms, feather dusters, zoas etc etc, all except sponges and could not find any pics that look similar. Gonna borrow a friends nikon that should get the pic I need.
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