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Old 10-31-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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I'm stunned......... WOW

I must say, I have bought live rock before, locally, and it was neat, but.....

I just received the shipment from liverocks.com and..... HOLY SHRIMP!!!!

8O 8O 8O

There were so many crabs all over the place, I could not believe it. I could hardly find a spot to grab the rocks because of all the stuff growing all over it. I had to be careful not to crunch a crab because they were scuttling all over.

I had to carefully rinse the rock-paper in the water because of all the crabs clinging all over every piece of it.

I saw at least 5 different kinds of crabs in this 35 pound lot of rocks.

The "problem" is, It's hard to know which way to orient the rocks... you set one down and go oh no, I just set it on a colony of rock anemones. You flip it over and go wow, but on the other side there's a colony of corals. Theres so much cool stuff growing all over it you feel bad for not being able to see the bottom side.

In the 1 hour that I have been working with this rock (I just got it about an hour ago) I have seen:

starfish
shrimp
crabs
sponges
barnacles
anemones
corals
sea slugs
clams
worms
feather duster worms
tree worms
weird tentacles coming out


And a whole bunch of creatures that I just don't even know what the heck they are yet.

This is the coolest rock I have ever seen. I had to get a beer to calm down.

There was 1 mantis that I saw, I got him, he is in QT, I named him "peep"


liverocks.com ROCKS!!!!
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Old 10-31-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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Wow! I am so jealous.

First of all, because that just seems so cool to find all that neat stuff on your new rocks. I HAVE to start a SW tank! ...can't take it any more!

Second of all, because you are home on a friday afternoon, drinking beer and playing in your aquarium... THAT IS JUST NOT FAIR! Some of use are stuck at the office, far from fish and beer...
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Hopefully you dont mean asptasia.

Please post photos if you can. I know liverocks.com really loves to hear posts like yours as every happy customer usually will tell at least 8 other potental customers.
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Old 10-31-2003, 03:21 PM   #4
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I sure don't think they are aiptasia, FF, there are a couple of aiptasia in there randomly but they're teeny and banded and brown like the ones I recognise.

I may also have been mistaken when calling these blue things "rock anemones" but they are quite cool lookin, do u know what they might be?

I will have another beer for you guys since I took the day off, and take more pics when things clear up to crystal clear again, but here is a pic of the anemones and a pic of one of the rocks.
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The top picture has a colony of cladocora on it, the bottom picture is astrangia spp or phyllangia spp (most likely) corals, non-photosynthetic and a common hitchiker on FL AC rock.
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Those are actually coral heads and those are the feeder tentacles... I have quite a few colonies on my lr as well...
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Oooo...I know where I'm buying my live rock when the 25g Sw gets started *grin* Thats AWESOME snap!!
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Some of those unidentified creatures could be Mantis Shrimp so be careful
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That's very very cool - though the crabs would scare me, and would certainly not go in my tank -- claws are evil!! JMO

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Could be some type of worm or a Serpent star.

Rock sounds & looks awesome - can't wait to see more, pics; keep us posted!
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