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Pics of my BC29 Tank with LR and LS!


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So I went to my LFS over the weekend and picked up some LS and LR. I almost broke the bank with picking up approx 25 pds of the LR. IT was EXPENSIVE at my LFS, however, the quality looks to be superb, considering the coralline coloration.

 

I also ran across what looks like a tiny starfish moving slowly along my glass (about the size of a cupcake sprinkle). Can anyone positively ID this? From what I've read, I should probably remove it if I see it again.. The only thing left for me to do is add my submersible fuge light once it comes in the mail, let it cycle, and test parameters. However, I'm not sure where to find Cheato since my LFS says they use grape in their huge refugium tanks. Anyway, let me know what you think about the tank! Suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

 

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Here's the hitchhiker I saw on my glass earlier. Is it a starfish? If so, I hope it doesn't do any damage to my coral since I can no longer find it..

 

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good start!

 

that's an asterina starfish and it is harmless =]

 

some have claimed certain asterina species eat sps, but they don't look like yours, they are darker

http://garf.org/STAR/starfish.html

 

also, that's an awesome and clear picture :happy:

 

Thanks for the words of encouragement and kind compliments. Also, I appreciate the starfish knowledge. Whew! I don't have to sweat it then. Now that I look closer at my tank, I'm also noticing some sort of clam that has seemed to open up as the temperature keeps rising (I just added my heater today). I'll have to read up on the clam as well. I can try to get a picture of it later as well.

 

Oh, I took a look at your gallery of pictures. Absolutely beautiful tank and very nice photography.

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Nice start. IMO I would add some more rock. When I started my BC29 I started with 24lbs and I've added another 4-6lbs. Depending on the type of coral you buy you may be able to add LR because the coral will be attached.

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Nice start. IMO I would add some more rock. When I started my BC29 I started with 24lbs and I've added another 4-6lbs. Depending on the type of coral you buy you may be able to add LR because the coral will be attached.

 

My thoughts exactly. I've been contemplating getting another LR, but not sure if I need it. I try to envision what the tank will look like when I have other things in the tank as well. I'll prob hold off for now. I have seen some coral attached to LR at the LFS coral tray, so maybe I'll get the extra pounds that way. Thanks!

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Asterina Starfish, i most definately agree dahlia about the species. i was browsing the site cuz i new i saw that starfish somewhere before. on the home page on the left where the little info box has some differ info tabs one of which is on inverts and this one is on there. i would remove it if found. it has a pix if you go to it. look jus like yours.

 

Asterina starfish, or more commonly known as Fiji starfish are generally dime sized or smaller with a large body, irregular arm length, and an irregular number of arms. They tend to hide among corals and in the crevices of the live rock during the day and can sometimes be seen clinging to the corners of the tank. This type of starfish has been shown to eat coralline algae and some corals; specifically acropora, xenia, green star polyps, zoanthids, and several types of soft leather corals. These starfish divide across the main body with two or three legs of varying lengths and multiply rapidly. Remove these starfish if they start to bother your corals.

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  • 10 months later...

It's been a long time since I posted to this forum, but my tank has come a long way since inception about 10 months ago. I haven't had time to take some nice pictures yet, but I did put a quick YouTube video together. I've made some pretty significant changes to my setup with great success. I now have a GBTA and Maximus clam along with LPS and SPS, all doing very well.

 

At this stage, I'm torn between either taking the plunge and upgrading to a 75 gallon tank or waiting and just adding metal halides to my current 29 gallon biocube. Right now, I've got the 144 watts of PC using the retrofit nanotuners upgrade. I feel I need more light for good SPS growth tho... To be continued..

 

For now, check out my YouTube video as I walk thru my tank and setup. Thanks for looking!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc0XNiR-AU

 

-Michael

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