My first coral

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  1. wildbunny

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    Hi all
    Here is a update on my progress i got my first coral and fish[​IMG]
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    Cool, what fish did you get?
     
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    Noce , yeah cant see any fish pics;)
     
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    Look at the clips
     
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    Wildbunny, nice. now you are hooked
     
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    Tubeworms are not corals but nevertheless I think they are very cool.
     
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    Hi wildbunny!

    Just to confer - IF you mean "coral" by referring to the picture - I agree 100% with Clinton. Tubeworms are REALLY COOL! (Especially as they grow bigger). BUT, if you do indeed have another picture of a coral - please show us?

    Otherwise - how's you tank doing? What fish did you get?

    And - YES PLEASE - some more pictures!
     
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    Don't make the same mistake that I did and get an Angel. Also got tubeworms and then the Angel, but the Angel started shredding it, well let's just say I had a nice pink one.
     
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    What is with these worms? I have about 20 tiny units in my LR ?
     
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    Hi Warr - tube-worms assist in filtering the water - they are definitely a "nice-to-have" in your aquarium. The bigger they become (some become quite big - others stay small), the more beautiful they are.
     
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    thanks, colour doesn't matter I would imagine. I have white and red units.
     
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    Fantastic little freebie, it also shows your water quality is healthy, they were one of the first things i spotted when i had my first new live rock:)
     
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    No Warr - color does not matter.... the more different types of live-rock you have, the more different type of fan-worm you will see appearing. Also, they propagate very quickly.....
     
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    How ? Can't imagine them going over for wild night of passion ? :lol:
     
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    They will most likely reproduce sexually by releasing sperm into the water columns and others again releasing eggs. This would be microscopic - and could act as coral food for the coral polyps..... When the sperm and eggs meet, they form tiny floating worms (sorry - don't remember the technical term/name), which then attach themselves somewhere in your tank. A few weeks later you will see more and more little fan-worms all over your tank appearing ;-)

    Sorry for the biology lesson - I tend to take things as I hear / read them ;)
     
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    Wait till lights out, get a red light, sit back and watch;)
     
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    Funny Frog :razz:
     
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    Yip, actually, do have a look at night, it may well surprise you what is lurking around your tank in the dark.
     
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    Listen to the frog :p

    There is a lot of activity in your tank after lights out.
     
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    Checked out the tank at night with a LED torch, It is the only time I see my Boxer shrimp.

    Yeah I have noticed some weird see-through "lice" looking critters.

    Any idea what they are ?
     
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