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Old 06-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #101
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Question of the day - Bristleworms good or bad?
I think I might have one living in piece of live rock, only saw it (whatever it is) for the first time tonight. A bristle tentacle like thing came out to grab a piece of mysis shrimp that settled next to the piece of live rock. I was checking to see if the new powerhead which I moved last night was actually getting to areas I wanted it to get to.

Diatoms seem to be finally disappearing, I think...Coraline algae on a piece of live rock which already had it has almost doubled in size, not cyano this time as took it out to check.

Clownfish are becoming even more inquisitive of the anemone, so might have to try the picture and see if I can get them in it.

Nothing much has changed although I still have no clue what the slug like thing I saw was, havent seen it for a few days now. I did go to the LFS on Sunday to get 2 firefish, walked over to where they were just as they were being netted. 3 weeks and more will be in, so reserved 2 purple ones.

Last question, should I be looking at adding a piece of Montipora capricornis, or is the tank too young yet? I have a friend who is willing to give me a small piece as well as a nice colony of Zoos, I know the zoos are fine, not sure on the Montipora though yet.

Thanks as always for the replies.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #102
Bristle worms can be controlled via feeding less. They usually not issues unless uou have a butt load of them, or they are really big. You could try the Monti, lighting should be enough for it though or you might have issues. Might spot feed once a week to help them along.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:14 AM   #103
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unless you have too many bristle worms or they are earth worm size or larger i wouldnt stress over them. if you do, cut back feeding and the problem should take care of itself. they are a natural part of your CUC.

usually monti caps are easier to care for SPS but if they tank isnt coral ready yet then it isnt coral ready yet and i wouldnt rush it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #104
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Thanks guys,

Think I will give the Monti a miss, get the Zoo colony and concentrate on trying to get the clowns into the anemone.
I had a good look last night with a flashlight and saw the entire Bristleworm (checked picture and it is exactly like one on google), it is about 3-4cms long.

Didnt realize as well just how many live mysis shrimp I have swimming around. Will cut back on feeding as now I know what the fish are snacking on when I see them sort of eating.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:06 PM   #105
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What am I?

I am rather small, only appeared in the last day, could be Aiptasia?

White thing on the left live rock...
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:44 PM   #106
Can't tell.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #107
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Thought so, not the easiest thing to get a clear picture of, will let it grow a little bit first and try get a picture again.
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