Watching the tank at lights off is SCARY!

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  1. Matt

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    So I thought I would do a bit of night time spying on my tank... Used a tiny LED torch, and immediately I see frantic movement. I look closely and it appears that a worm is trying to eat the zooanthid! Upon looking closer, I see that the zooanthid is closed up on the worm and the worm is struggling to free itself! My zoo's are ferocious!

    Anyway after a few minutes the worm managed to break free, shot straight up towards my surface skimmer and was sucked into the rear chamber.

    WOW I was not expecting anything this dramatic!
     
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    Matt, it is amazing what you will see after lights out, i spent many nights just watching live rock:blushing: still saw loads though:lol:
     
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    yeah you still going to see many many things, a year later I still see new things in my tank at night
     
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    I can only presume that, as one adds new live rock, and new corals, as well as perhaps use NSW, one will keep on seeing new life "breeding" out in our tanks ;-)
     
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    Might I suggest night lights, it may be a bit easier than a torch. Although my night lights are still not up and I use one of those 4 led push lights.
    Did you know a bicolour blenny has different markings at night?
     
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    no doubt,its amazimg what little things crawl around at lights out.i enjoy watching them with a torch,some of the critters are really fast though the moment the lights reaches them
     
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    Use a red light and you will not disturb the critters too much.
     
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