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Old 11-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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New live rock string?

Bought some live rock and now I am seeing a bunch of small white tubes with two small white (looks like string) tentacles coming out of them. Can anyone tell me if they are bad for my tank?
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Bought some live rock and now I am seeing a bunch of small white tubes with two small white (looks like string) tentacles coming out of them. Can anyone tell me if they are bad for my tank?
Do you have pictures ?
Sounds like filter feeding worms of some kind .
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Yes but it is not allowing me to upload for some reason
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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Yes but it is not allowing me to upload for some reason

Some worms make calcium tubes that they do come out of .
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hope this is the pictures
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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are these fire worms? and if they are should I get a shrimp or something to clean them up? I don't have any fish yet, I am just cycling right now.
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kinda surprised any critters can survive in there right now as high as my Ammonia and Nitrite are right now.
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First picture looks like mini bristle starfish.
Second is a vermitid snail, I'd personally crush the tube and be done with him.

Finally, no those are bristle worms and nothing to worry about. Make sure you dont overfeed your tank or they can get huge and in a massive population. Don't touch them as well, I'm told it can be painful.
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are these fire worms? and if they are should I get a shrimp or something to clean them up? I don't have any fish yet, I am just cycling right now.
They are bristle worms.
A very good addition to a clean up crew .
Amazing scavengers .
But as said their population will multiply rapidly and they will grow huge if they are over fed .
I was suggested not to touch anything in my tank without gloves on.
I got stung by my anemone after I got it . And just added a Foxface Rabbitfish ,
I'm kinda scared to put my hands in without gloves .

Bristle worms were the only thing that lived through my cycle .
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My cycle test gave the following results

Ph 8.4
Ammonia 1.0
Nitrite .5
Nitrate 40 ppm

now I have no idea what all that means other than I am surprised the snails are still alive.

I very much appreciate all of the advice you all have given me.
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