Rock pool hunting in Arniston

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  1. Nemeziz_za

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    Hi guys,

    Out in Arniston for the weekend and went poking around in the rock pools.

    I stumbled across this lot and wondered if the Macro Algae would survive in a refuge with CFL lighting?
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    Is the urchin reef safe and worth having over the long spines urchin.
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    Same question on the starfish
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    And what about these snails?

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  3. Kevin34PE

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    The snails will be ok I think, but the starfish will eventually eat the urchin, well atleast that's what happened in a friend of mines tank.
     
  4. JamesHunter

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    These all want a colder tank say 21-23 degs so if you want to keep it like that no issues if you warm them up the star will die as well as the algae. Snails will be fine and unchin may live in a warmer tank
     
  5. SteveZi

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    rather leave these and go snorkelling for some nice fish.
    i saw a very nice surgeon this morning at Agulhas. also see my thread under the diving and collecting forum called "just for a photo".

    the urchin will just disturb your rockwork and the starfish won't survive.
    the sargassum will survive for a while...
     
  6. hadiosbourne

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    I had a couple of cushion stars in my tank for almost 3month without any problem,
    Eventually i fed them to my harlequin shripms:biggrin:
     
  7. Nemeziz_za

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I didn't collect anything. Spent the day exploring and just taking in the sights.

    I don't want to collect anything just to be inadvertently sending it to its doom.

    I'm heading off to KZN in a few weeks and will save my collection quota for when I am there.

    Expect many pictures and questions over that period :)
     
  8. JamesHunter

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    Thats cool ill be in natal from thursday as well need to add some fish to my 45 strong school lol
     
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