Searched the forums here for almost 3 hours and could not find anything remotely close to what I have. So I decided to join and ask.
My setup is an old 10 gal
tank that a friend gave me, I bought an Aqua Clear 20 for it, using an Eclipse F15T8 bulb in a hood.
I purchased 3 peices of live rock from a local pet store and a 5lb bag of sand. The Hermit Crabs (x2) Fiddler Crabs (x2) Shrimp (x2) Pigfish (x1) were all caught at the boat launch behind my house. I also added 5 lbs of sand from the same location. The shells and wierd looking kelp thing are from there too. (Identification of the plantlike thing would be nice) I've had the aquarium running about 2 weeks and having good results so far. IE No Animals have died.
I'm feeding them 20 Top Fin soft sinking pellets with krill a day, and some days they eat them all, some they dont. I'm running the light for 8 hrs a day and have it set on a timer to run from 10am to 6pm then shut off.
Onward to the growths.
Here is the best picture I could get of it. ITs much worse, but my camera is flakey. It is mainly on the sand bed and inside one shell, it does not appear to be affecting my live rocks.
Tried to get a picture of whats in the shell, Mr. Pigfish decided to take a photo oppertunity..
Here is a better photo of Mr. Pigfish. He changes color, I think its funny.
Here is the unknown Plant Like Entity.
And Finally. An overshot of the whole setup.
Any questions will be answered promptly to the best of my knowlage, and any advice will be heeded. Comments are welcome too!