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Postby Kev » 2006-06-12 19:35

Looking good, the hermits seem to be happy in there :woot: There does, however, seem to be a bit too much green in there, have a check of the phosphates ;) Alternatively, put some Macroalgae into the tank to suck up the nutrients... something like Caulerpa sp. or Halimeda sp. will sort it out :tup:
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-12 20:05

Ok will do Kev, thank you. Do you have any idea on the white stuff with the tentacles coming out of it?

Its in the last pic, kind of at the bottom of the new live rock there and you can see a bit of it coming out behind the bigger piece. I will see what I can do to get a closer pic of it too when the stuff is coming out of it.
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Postby Kev » 2006-06-12 20:09

Are the tubes hard at all?
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-12 20:16

Its kind of feels like pebbles and is a bit flexable, kind of freaked me out to touch it. :huh:
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Postby Kev » 2006-06-12 20:18

They could well be hitch-hiking Feather Dusters, do the protuding parts actually look like they come from a duster or are they just straight tentacles? (Sorry about all the daft questions, just need to get a positive ID)
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-12 20:19

Not daft at all!!! They are straight tentacles two or three out of each hole at the end
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Postby Kev » 2006-06-12 20:23

Sounds like hydroids then, just get a pair of tweezers and snap them off the rock and crush them... that should kill them. They aren't too much of a problem now, but if you got Dwarf Seahorses then they would be eaten by the hydroids.

.... another common pest of the reef tank ...
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-12 20:52

Thanks Kev, looked them up but dosent realy look like that, but thats not saying they arnt. Will try and get some better shots and watch them for awhile. Thank you for your help :hug:
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Postby Kev » 2006-06-12 20:57

Not a problem. There are many variations of practically everything so a coupld of small differences are expected. Even if thay are n't it is still better to be safe than sorry. It is mainly the straight tentacle bits that give it away as hydroids in my opinion
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-14 21:44

Ok, managed to get a shot of that mystery snail that I got. Its right above the purple on the rock.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-06-14 22:30

Nice shot - what an odd creature.
Yes, I stumbled across hydroids a while back in parasite hunting - if you have them, get rid of them, as they breed quick.
They do indeed eat fish...
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Postby Kev » 2006-06-15 07:34

Definatly a Stomatella, awesome little things and a great shot aswell ^_^
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-15 11:53

Thanks, the hydroids will be removed today, I found about 3 more while poking arround in the tank so out they go! And here is a better shot of the 2 hermits that we got. They sure are active little fellas, never find them in the same spot!
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-06-15 11:55

Hehe, cool - they're very colourful aren't they!

If I ever get round to doing a nano, that's what I'll have.
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Postby Surface » 2006-06-15 12:23

If I could get them to hold still long enough to get a good shot of how beautifully blue their legs are I will post a shot. These guys are really cool :D
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