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Old 05-29-2010, 03:06 PM   #11
 
The white bugs are Amphipods. And it is a lot of them. Should I try to get rid of them or what??
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:15 PM   #12
 
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I didn't know the purple thing had green tentacles until about a week after I put it in my tank. It was on some of the rock that I got. The green things glow in the dark.

The other thing was also on a rock. It was very small and round. I had no idea that it would blossom out like it has.

I'm just scared these worms and bugs are going to eat these two living creatures.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #13
 
Also, as you can see, I have green algae. It came with the Rock. Any suggestions on how to make it all go away???

Almost everyday I try to scrub the rock with a tooth brush trying to get it off.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:44 PM   #14
 
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The white bugs are Amphipods. And it is a lot of them. Should I try to get rid of them or what??
These are very beneficial to your system as they are a natural food source for creatures in the tank. They are also a sign of a mature system. There is no need to get rid of them. You will be asking where they all are once you throw a couple fish in the tank...
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:03 PM   #15
 
Awesome, Thanks Wake.

Any idea what is in the pictures above?
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:41 PM   #16
 
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The top pic is some Green Star Polyps, some coraline growing on the glass and some nuisance algae. The bottom pic looks like some kind of Leather Coral.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:36 AM   #17
 
Nuisance algae indeed. I scrubbed about 94.3% of it off of the rock last night. That only took about.. 3 hours.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:52 AM   #18
 
I've added 10 blue legs to my tank about a week ago. One of them is missing however, I see his shell but he isn't in it!

I have a nice brown algae on the bottom of my tank now. Everything seems to be doing just fine. I still have some long hair green algae that I just CAN NOT get rid of! So annoying. I was hoping the crabs would help out but they don't seem to interested.

I am thinking of getting a clownfish soon. Good or bad call? Tank has been running for about 5 weeks now.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:30 AM   #19
 
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perhaps some snails would help with the algae problem?? I know they are recommended for clean up crews- as far as adding fish or inverts I would go by the water measurements- ammonia, PH and nitrate/nitrite.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:43 AM   #20
 
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second picture of the coral is pulsing xenia.

please do not add an arrow crab or six line wrasse to rid your bristle worms. its never good to just go out and buy an animal to help you get rid of an animal. they are good as a natural part of your CUC. having way to many is a sign of overfeeding.
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