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Bamboo_Kitten_Shark 02-28-2007 04:20 PM

Live Rock (have questions)
 
Ok, i got 30lbs of live rock. it will be going into the 55g+ seahorse tank.

but i have questions for most of the pictures.

Here is just some pics of it:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0402.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0404.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0406.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0412.jpg

here is some good healthy looking green algae:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0426.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0427.jpg

is these red things like red corraline algae or something?
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0428.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0420.jpg

what is this colony type thing?
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0409.jpg

do these look like a bunch of real small tubeworms? (most of them are most likely dead probably)
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0413.jpg

here is one with a big thing of sponge. i have alot of small sponges, but this one is big.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0418.jpg

whats this?
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0415.jpg


*this is the MOST importent question of them all. WTH is these two bubbles?
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/000_0424.jpg

are they some type of egg sack? some plant, soft coral?


thanks to all that help with questions!

musho3210 02-28-2007 04:29 PM

take the sponge off, it will die in the aquarium since it has been in contact with air, you need to cure the rock first since it looks uncured. Remove all dead things then cure the rock

Bamboo_Kitten_Shark 02-28-2007 04:39 PM

it was cured rock when i bought it. and i cured it for a bit to, but only like a week.

all of this has started to grow in the cooler (not cold water) since i'ved had it.

hardly any of the sponges were there when i bought the rock.

everything just started growing in the cooler. i'm kinda glad, cause it kinda means that the water and the cooler there in is kind of 'matured'.

so the sponge is really gonna die from a minute of air? that sucks....

still have many questions, so if anyone reads this and knows anything about the questions, please help!

squiggles1 02-28-2007 04:41 PM

not 100% sure but those bubles look like bubble algea.

musho3210 02-28-2007 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bamboo_Kitten_Shark
it was cured rock when i bought it. and i cured it for a bit to, but only like a week.

all of this has started to grow in the cooler (not cold water) since i'ved had it.

hardly any of the sponges were there when i bought the rock.

everything just started growing in the cooler. i'm kinda glad, cause it kinda means that the water and the cooler there in is kind of 'matured'.

so the sponge is really gonna die from a minute of air? that sucks....

still have many questions, so if anyone reads this and knows anything about the questions, please help!

They do very bad in air, a minute could mean life or death for them, if you want to try it place them in and try to get rid of all air near and on it but it might die and if it does die, it will polute the water

Andre 02-28-2007 06:25 PM

so when you have them in the curing tank with a powerhead after 3 days, low lighting and everything else, what is your ammonia and nitrate level. both need to be zero before you enter them in the tank or else you will just be doing water changes like crazy, trust me, i was rammy and i paid the price, 6 water changes in a 150 gallon tank later and i was good to go.

Bamboo_Kitten_Shark 03-18-2007 02:24 PM

i bought them cured and then they were in a dark container and i did alot of water changes also (for the decaying smell and stuff in water). everyone there has grown since i got it. i didn't really mesure anything in the water in the cooler... and it will probably be in the cooler for a while more until i get the tank and salt and substrate and all of that.

if anyone can help with the other questions please do.


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