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Old 02-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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Those are some beautiful pictures, The tube thing to me looks like a featherdusters tube, and the 6th picture looks like diatoms on smooth encrusted part of your live rock
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Are either of those bad things. I have a larger tube just like the one in the rock coming up in the corner of the tank out of the substrate. I am hoping it's ok because I love finding new life in my tank and it would be a shame to have to remove any of it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:10 PM   #13
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It shouldnt be a problem, they are both common , Diatoms usually go away on there own. And the tube with the feather duster is a hitchhiker that probably came along with your rock and will help keep your tank clean
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Sweet thank you very much for explaining that.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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No problem, that why we are here
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #16
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Thanks every one! It's all quite exciting I just want to make sure I do things right with what I got. Is it normal for my live rock to start turning colors? There is some green, orange, red, pink, and some blue. The colors appear to be spreading a little bit each day.

As for the 2 worm things they have both went back into where they came out. Will they come back?
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #17
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The colors may be coraline which is a type of plating algae which you do want and the featherdusters are a nice addition to any tank if that's what they are..they will filter your water for particulate matter so theyre always nice to have. And a side note though I do believe you need a lot more live/lace rock in there. How much do you currently have and what is your idea for a finshed tank? Reef tank or a fowlr
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Well I am still in the process of setting it up. The more I learn the more my idea on the ideal set up changes. I currently only have 3 live rocks in there, not quite sure on the poundage of it to be honest. I originally wanted 2 clown fish and perhaps a couple of crabs. I currently have 1 crab and am now thinking about filling it with more live rock. I am really enjoying watching the rocks grow life and progress. I have been to numerous pet shops and fish stores and have seen many different smaller set ups. Some with fish and some without. So I don't really know what I want to do now.
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Well you really should try and get all the rock you want in before you move on to anything else because that is your main form of filtration
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Sounds good, about how much more would you put in that size tank?
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