Tube worms / Fan Worms

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  1. Ares

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    Hi Guys .

    Firstly I hope that i have posted this thread in the right place . I'm still pretty new to this form and still busy setting up my first marine tank.

    I was in the LFS the today and noticed some fan / tube worms ( think thats what they are called) .

    I took a liking to them and asked one of they guys working there about them and it did not seem that he had much of an idea of what he was talking about and thought I'll better ask you guys first .

    I was wondering if you guys could give me some info about them and how to care for them . Also how dependant they are on lighting and how reef safe they are .

    I want to set up a reef tank with fish and invertabrates that would give me the least amount of worry about weather or not they gonna give me any problems .

    Thanks for the help ,
    Ares
     
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  3. ShaunSwindon

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    Well my tubeworms are the best. If they are the same things which you are talking about I "planted" mine under the sand and near my liverock. I have noticed that they have anchored themselves to the liverock now. I have had mine for over 6 months now and never target fed any of them and I have 3 in my tank. They are 100% reef safe and a beautiful addition to any display tank.

    This is what you are talking about right...[​IMG]
     
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    Tubeworms are filter feeders, like moderate current and dont really care what light you have in the tank. You can bury their bases in the sand with their crown sticking out, add a zoo or phytoplancton food mixed in tankwater to the tank which they will pick up and feed on. If you feed them they will live a happy life.
     
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    Are tube worms different from tube anemones?
     
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  7. Ares

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    Thank you for the advise .
    Really appreciate it .

    What fish would eat these guys ?

    Thanks
     
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