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Old 05-06-2010, 05:58 PM   #11
 
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:57 AM   #12
 
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:48 PM   #13
 
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ok folks a little help is needed i think.. i recently got a big feather duster and a really nice brittle starfish (tip to tip he is like 5 inches or so and the body is about 1inch!!!!!!!!!) i got some great food for te tank that every one seems to enjoy and are doing well with.. i also now have a small air lift skimmer i got froma friend until i have my design perfected and working.... all seems well.. my rocks are turning a really cool mix of light and dark purples with some greens and small spots of red (its really dark almost purple)... again all seems well... i dont have pix ATM but here are the potential issues... i saw a rather large (1/4-1/2 in) slug? in my tank it was moving over the tube of my feather duster and onto the rocks fairly quickly it is sand color and has two feelers in the front.. any idea what this is?? also noted are a lot of little curly white things attatching to the rocks and the sponge that is on one of them... they look tubular and about 1/8th inch white semi to fully circular and dont appear to move... again any ideas as to what they could be?? thanks in advance i will look up any things you name and then reply...
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:27 PM   #14
 
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the slug may have been a stomatella snail, which if it was, keep it they are good.

the white tubes may be from dead feather dusters. a feather duster is actually a worm inside a tube and the "feather" is pushed out to catch food particles floating by. sadly most large store bough feather dusters slowly starve out in alot of tanks as with any filter feeder.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #15
 
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as for the slug good deal!! :)
as for the white things i thought they were from small feather dusters that did not make it as well except i am seeing new ones and in places i never had any dusters... all my larger dusters that came on the rock (they are small 1/4 in or less) survived the cycle the new guy (HUGE) is doing well... i just dont get why so many all of a sudden... perhaps they are trying to propagate?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:27 AM   #16
 
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I don't really know anything about the dusters.... but when are we gonna get some pics?? :)
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:51 AM   #17
 
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pics are on my other thread here http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...-gallon-42448/ as for pix for this issue i will get them when i find a few moments LOL so hopefully by the week end
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:57 PM   #18
 
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ok no pix at this time for the other thread but a quick update (really have a lot of work to get done then prep for graduation sat!!!) so
so current stock i can identify LOL
5 crabs
5 turbo snails
1 sponge that made it through the cycle on my LR and is growing!!!
three small feather dusters (yellow, pink, and a brown/white stripped one)
on huge feather duster WOW big
a great little brittle star that hitched a ride on my LR
one great big brittle start (body 1- 1 1/2 inches and legs easily 6 inches accross)
all sorts of pods
two small colonies of Zoa's
and variouse worms to include bristle
and a new found slugg !!!!!!!!!

some great algae growth everything is turning purple with small patches of greens, reds, and blues (i think! i am partly color blind thats the colors i was told LOL i can see most just not shades of a color or colors close to the same ie purple and blue)

working on a stand for the sump and the sump.. also a new hood..... got some stuff coming in soon to make a whole bunch of Dry rock and recently got a good situation to leach it out so its safe for the tank and a good deal on a place to seed it for a few months in trade for a few pieces... i figure i can not go wrong spend $20 bucks and some time and get 90+ pounds of live rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! man i love this salt water stuff trades are good the DIY is funn as all can be and i love finding new ways to keep it growing LOL
man my wife sure puts up with a lot... i am so spoiled LOL
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #19
 
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I can't wait for pics of all your new growth!!! :)
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:26 AM   #20
 
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new corral for graduation and some incidental critters i will be updating the evolution thread by the week end LOL
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