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Old 10-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Need help identifying a coral/creature?!

Hello,

I went and bought some sand from an aquarium shutdown and some live rock and a power head korilia2
Now i got tons of stuff crawling in the sand and even got two brital stars ..
The power head is very old.. Two three years maybe.. And the tank was 7 years old..

The power head has tons of life crawling in and around it..
But tho most interesting one is this multiple arm purple/grayish looking creature. When i stop the power head the arms go out .. And when the power head is working they flap around happily inside there.. Its about a cm long..
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What is this little purple thing? And how or should i move it?

Do i need to feed it or give it light...
I have a regular 6500k bulb shining on it now...
I didn't buy lights yet... Was not ready for this

Waiting to hear your thoughts
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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I think it looks like this:



Tubastraea diaphana

Is it?
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #3
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Also.. My water gravity from the refractometer is 1.225 - 1.1.23.. Is it suppose to be spot on 1.24?
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #4
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Looks like some type of glass anemone, not aiptasia though. Hmm hard to see with the powerhead in the way though.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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Today it is squeezed itself out of the power head.



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What is it?
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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I took some flake food that i got from the same guy.. Crushed it into sand and spot fed this... It shuved everything in the mouth in the middle..
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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Lokks like a zoanthid
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #8
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Its base it white-ish...

I looked at pictures of glass anemone and they look pretty similar...
Is this considered a pest?
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if u believe its a glass anemone, aka aiptasia, then you need to remove it immediately. i would take out the piece of equipment altogether and nuke it with extremely hot water. mutilating aiptasia will make things worse as it is a hardly pest easily spread-able
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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What is so bad about it? I do not have fish..

Its a 20 gal tank and its just so the livestock there wont die until i get my tank up and running
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