Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JesseMessykinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wells Tannery, PA
Posts: 409
Google aiptasia, and see if that is what it is.
__________________

__________________
Dont be Wasteful is what I was always told, Got a dead fish? Get the Frying Pan Baby!
JesseMessykinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
They were aiptasias. Returned the rock, luckily they took it back. Best comment was, "all the rocks have that". -Lfs worker.

Needless to say I won't be buying lr from them again.
__________________

__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rutrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaycapz View Post
They were aiptasias. Returned the rock, luckily they took it back. Best comment was, "all the rocks have that". -Lfs worker.

Needless to say I won't be buying lr from them again.
In their defense, aptasia and bubble algae spores tend to be just about everywhere. I can't say as I know of any LFS that will police their bulk live rock to the point to guarantee it is pest free. About the only way to guarantee rock is pest free is to buy dry rock or the artificial stuff that has never seen an ocean. Of course, that also means you don't get any of the interesting "good" stuff either like sponges and feather dusters. Aiptasia is pretty easy to clear out if you catch it before it becomes a full blown infestation. Bubble algae is a little more challenging, but not impossible to get rid of either.
__________________
It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labelling.
Rutrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
I completely understand that, and I know they get a lot of foreign stuff in on a daily/weekly basis. The problem is there systems for all tanks are connected, if theres is a problem in one tank its probably going to migrate to another. My problem is, that they dont actually attack the problem at all. If someone who is new to the hobby walks in, they will unknowingly infect their new tanks and not know until its to late. When I went back, I saw some of the other rocks had half inch or larger aiptasia's on them. On closer inspection, I noticed 80% of tanks had bubble algae. Thats really bad if your entire stock is untreated (or not even acknowledged). They had some really nice corals, sadly most sitting within inches of the aiptasia's which you know at some point would become a victim.

I was just more insulted by the employees answer. He acted as if this was "ok", and played it down like this is the norm. The rock I brought back had little baby ones all over it, easily half dozen.
__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:46 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JesseMessykinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wells Tannery, PA
Posts: 409
Reefrocks.net <- Good website for dry rock.

Always better off with dry rock, then live IMO.
__________________
Dont be Wasteful is what I was always told, Got a dead fish? Get the Frying Pan Baby!
JesseMessykinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:56 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JesseMessykinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wells Tannery, PA
Posts: 409
I had a nice size rock with a infestation on it, rock is probably 12"long by 5" wide. Put it in a bucket with water, drop some kalk into it and cleaned it all out. Work really good, used peppermint shrimp to clean up the rest.
__________________
Dont be Wasteful is what I was always told, Got a dead fish? Get the Frying Pan Baby!
JesseMessykinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
DaleHauze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hershey Pa
Posts: 220
Reefrock.net is a cheaper site but i have read very rough things about their turn around rate. I would look into macrorocks.com. I ordered sunday afternoon they shipped monday by 9:00 am i was emailed notice of shipment as well as the tracking number
__________________
DaleHauze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
DaleHauze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hershey Pa
Posts: 220
Opps i meant marcorocks.com
__________________
DaleHauze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
Ill check it out, thanks for the advice. My only reservation about dry rock is missing out on all the fun extras you get with the established rock.
__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
That looks like a majano anemone to me, though I haven't seen any solid purple. No need to return the rock. just remove the algae.
Oops....didn't see this page.
Well, fun stuff and pests come hand in hand. The LFS worker was correct. Just about all live rock comes with something you don't want.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, corals

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.