a lot of bristle worms

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  1. iggy

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    hey guys

    i have got a lot and by that i mean a lot of bristle worms in my dt, at any given time you can see about 10 -15 on the lr.

    is this a problem or should i just leave them in peace? is there any thing that can eat them?
     
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    detritus i believe is their favorite.
     
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    chuck a wrasse or two in to sort them out ;)
     
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    Hey just so you know i believe in the 6 line wrasse...without a doubt..that is a nifty little fish.;)
     
  6. iggy

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    cool thanks guys

    i've got a six line wrasse what other wrasse can i put in my reeftank?
     
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    Bristle worms tend to come out at night, during feedings, or when salinity is too high. 10 - 15 out during daylight when you are not feeding would make me check my salinity....with a refractometer.
     
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    ive got that plastic thingamabob (sorry don't know the correct terminology) with the white needle according to it my salinity is perfect can it be faulty?
     
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    how can i get rid of the detritus in my dt? not all of it goes out via my overflow box and the socks over my power-heads does not catch evryting?
     
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    Clean up crew :yeahdude:
     
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    Well this is what i've 2 urchins about 6 hermit crabs and 3 turbo snails, and a bristle starfish what els can i add to help these guys?
     
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    oi sorry my tank is a 240L dt with about 300L in the whole system
     
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    a sandsifting gobie or star would also help
     
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    got a sand sifting star in my sump currently do you recommend that i leave him there or move himto my DT got the goby aswell
     
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    Your sump's sand should not be sifted, DT him
     
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    cool thanks will make the big move tonight
     
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    And the "plastic thingamabob" :thumbup: (needle hydrometer) is useless... Chuck it now... Get the "glass floaty thingy" (also hydrometer)... :biggrin:
     
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    Have someone else check your salinity. If the salinity gets too high you can kill off your inverts.
     
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    anybody tried catching n feeding ur bristleworms to a sun coral? I know that sounds cruel but just wondering...
     
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    I have seen these things in my tank recently while my tank light is on...
    long fat ones and they just come out and then dip back into the sand!...
    i have a 6 line and 5 hermits plus a sun coral...
     
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