First Marine Tank

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  1. Mitch StayC

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    So after some long planning and organising i finally setup a previously owned tank. It was a big move from the guy's house to mine and took to trips in all. It's 1200x420x520mm. Roughly 260L without the sump. I tested a couple of things, PH at around 8 maybe higher, Ammonia <1. Salinity is at around 1.024. Anyway enough talking, here are the pictures. null_zpsd14dbddb.jpg null_zps092b398c.jpg null_zpsbae9948a.jpg null_zps14b128ef.jpg
     
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    Congratulations, enjoy.
     
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    Mitch StayC

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    Also guys could i please have an ID on the lime green coral, I have no idea what it is.
     
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    Hi its a goniopora coral... needs target feeding.. phyto or zoo plankton will work great.. also you can feed goniopower from two little fishies.
     
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    Awsome congrats I like the tank
     
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    Thanks Ruberto! Also thanks for the compliment S2.
     
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    Congrats. Tank looks realy nice. Enjoy the hobby!!
    Did you take those pics from the side? How about a fron view??
     
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    Aapstert180 that was the front... Just my bad camera skills, haha. Also I scaped it while the tank was cloudy so couldn't see much. Anyway I have some questions. Do my corals below look happy? I'm still a noob but to me the green one looks very happy and the torch looks a little unhappy, puffy. Kenya tree sorta just sways with the current. null_zps7ab07eb9.jpg
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    I also found this pretty long worm which I thought was a bristle/fire worm but I'm not sure...
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    Nice looking tank! When did you setup the tank?
     
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    that is no normal bristle worm. Beautiful though. But I do not trust it.
     
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    It looks like a worm that I saw on DSTV that can grow quite large and start eating corals. It was found in one of the aquarium parks in the US in one of the coral tanks. They didn't kill, it they just put it in it's own tank.
     
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    Tiger Eye I personally set it up 2 days ago, but it was moved from a guy that had it for a month or two, and before that was the original owner who had it for much much longer. RiaanP I don't know if it is a bristle worm... It doesn't really have bristles, more like legs and it looks like a centipede with a couple of antennae on the front and it looks like its growing some on the back. The picture is too fuzzy to see this detail. To be honest the worm EFJ is talking about,which I also saw, creeps me out so much and. I don't want to take a risk with this one.if you search up "Barry the sea worm" (not accountable for nightmares *shudder) it's head is similar to that. Even if it is just. Bristle worm, it's way too big for my liking, so I think he has got to go.

    Edit* sorry RiaanP I misread your post, I read it as "that is a normal bristle worm" sorry.
     
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    Thanks EFG, I think I found a possible match.the eunicids, "rock worm". The first worm.
     
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    I also thought it could possibly be eunicids but still take caution.
     
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    I don't want to take the risk, what is the best way to "dispose" of it?
     
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    Maybe one of the more experienced members could suggest a solution.
     
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    Google it more. I would move it to the sump for now.
     
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    I think I may have just found 2 aipastia (spelling) in my tank. Browny-clear looking things, when irritated this Long thin white string comes out the middle of them?
     
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