liverock hitch hikers

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  1. Zuna

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    Hey there Guys I trust everyone had a awesome Braai Day yesterday.

    bought some liverock and got a few little critters coming off or out of there.

    there was so kind of soft and hard corals, also found what i think could be a very little tube type Anemone , a whole lot of little feather dusters in different colors

    the scary things i found is two black crabs one hairy crab( and not the STD type :lol:)
    i tossed all of them in the sump. then there is this worm about + - 10cm flat and brown that been alluding me. wana know if it’s going to a Nuisance in the tank or beneficial ( doesn’t look like a bristle worm)
     
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  3. marinenoob

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    Hi,

    I also have had lots of these in the past weeks since my tank has been setup. They dont have have a negavtive impact as far as i can see. I am a noob though but i find them cool.
     
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    Zuna most worms are benifitial scavengers. If possible please post a pic and we can assist
     
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    I've had my tank for about five years now and I'm still discovering new things in my tank
     
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    then tell your wife to stop adding things :p

    zuna there are so many wonderful things we get a free hitchhikers and a few that arent so nice. sumping those crabs was a good idea, but get a pic of each of them and lets try get a id on them:)

    do you know what aptasia is? that might be the anemone you see comming out? again a pic is very useful.

    those fan worms and things sound awesum though :)
     
  7. Zuna

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    Cool guys ill see if i can catch the buggers and put them in a dish or something to take pics.

    the anemone thing is a maroonish colour, tube like thing with what looks like a flower head and its has a light green color on the top of it. we you touch it, it closes into like a little bubble
     
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    will on this topic do anyone know if the liverock that comes from keya is still live. there is some guy getting deep red rock from there but in boxes of between 20 and 25Kg
     
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    Google aptasia, it's like crispin said - might be that and it's a b!tch to get rid of...

    As for the rest of your "hitch hikers", enjoy them... They may be tiny, but they are awsome little things...:)
     
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    i did but it dosnt look anything like the one on my rock. it only has one row of tenticals and its short and subby
     
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    Sounds like a jewel anemone. Does it look like this?
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    not quite i have a pic but you cant really see what it is
     
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    When you touch them do they close into an orange ball?
     
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    Kenyan LR is great stuff and normally comes in big boxes of 25kg at a time. You want to get it straight from the airport, or only buy froma decent marine supply company that cycles the LR first for you, so that you minimise the effect of the die off into your tank. Most good LFS that import LR will cycle it over a few weeks and thats the stuff u want :)
     
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    its closes up into one
     
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    would R55/per kg be a good price then
     
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    R55 per kg is a very good price the places i have been to charge double that. Please pm were you getting it from i can like to buy some
     
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    R55/Kg! Holy :censored:! That a good price

    ...and I'm paying R130/Kg:035:
     
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    That is probably some local rock that it is being sold at that price.
     
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    Hi Zuna pls use prime and stabality by seachem while your rock is going through there cycle
     
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