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Old 11-09-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Update, things look good so far

Well it's been about 5 weeks now and things are really looking good, I had a bit of a green hair algae problem but it's subsiding now. All levels are good and I'm waiting for a new Warner Marine Hx2 skimmer to replace the prizm. I now have a small cuc, 1 green chromis, and a lawnmower blennie who's been eating the algae. I have a problem with my Fluval 205 spitting microbubbles in the tank a few times per hour, from what I've read I've tried shaking the unit to get the air out but it doesn't seem to work, I think maybe my carbon or biofilter media has small bubbles that are released, it's pretty nerve racking seeing those bubbles getting spit in there, any suggestions? Here are a couple of pics, the second is a piece of LR with a couple of hitchhikers, Mushroom and what I hope is not aiptasia to the left and below the mushroom, it hasn't spread and my Peppermint shrimp haven't touched it so I'm hopeful.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Looks good, Cant really tell if its aiptasia. You should frag the mushroom and let it all the frags find there own spot and grow.
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Thanks, here's a little better pic but it's a at a hard angle to photo, it's been there for at least 3 weeks or so and I haven't seen any others.
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Tough to tell, but it does kinda have that aiptasia look. Is it tan or clearish? If so, then for sure... aiptasia.
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If its tan or clear then for sure aiptasia. Your shrimp may be letting it fatten up!
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Tank looks great btw.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:51 PM   #8
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Well my new Hx2 came in today and I'm gonna set it up this weekend, can't wait to see how it skims.
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not sure if that's aiptasia or not. There don't seem to be too many tenticles and they are not that long either.
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If that hitchhiker is light brown and the head is on a thin stem like base then it's aiptasia for sure.
Here are some pictures of some of the hitchhikers that are commonly found on LR.
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