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New LR, possible hitchiker zoa?


nickijon

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Just got some beautiful live rock to add into my tank that has been cycling for almost two months now. So far the tank just has a HOB filter (with chaeto), LR, and 4 snails.

 

Pics!

Zoa

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Sweeper-thing hydroids?

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Tank shot for size context

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Ideas!

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Great; then the consensus is some kind of unidentifiable Palythoa for the first one, and Pseudocorynactis for the second one.

 

Is the Psuedo projected to grow up to 6 in? One of the sources seemed to be saying this.

 

The question now, should I keep or destroy them?

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Great; then the consensus is some kind of unidentifiable Palythoa for the first one, and Pseudocorynactis for the second one.

 

Is the Psuedo projected to grow up to 6 in? One of the sources seemed to be saying this.

 

The question now, should I keep or destroy them?

 

2nd one is def. a Pseudocorynactis, if you google for Ball Anemone, you can get some better pics. I have a couple in my tank and I just let them be. Maybe the peppermints will eat them. From what I read, they can pack quite a punch.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Some new zoas to ID--Some (slightly better) pictures!

 

  • Taken under 6500K fluorescent lighting
  • Zoas have been in the tank for at least 2 weeks (maybe true colors are showing by now)
  • Paly has been in the tank since beginning of cycle, roughly late February '10

 

Paly

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Have fun!

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why are you using 6500K lights? that wont support many corals

 

Very true--It's a temporary solution.

 

I am working on an 8 LED fixture at the moment. Just waiting for the heatsinks to come in. ETA is roughly 5/14/10.

 

All other supplies for it slowly trickled in over the last two months. :)

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Any idea of what this is? The person I got it from on this forum wasn't exactly sure either.

 

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:)

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  • 2 weeks later...
The Acan or the what looks to be an albino Trochus Snail?

 

lol Albino huh? I purchased it actually as an astrea snail. It looks pretty young...and seems to have come from a really clean system. It's a lazy little fellow. My other Astrea that actually has coralline and stuff on its shell is much more active in the cleaning department.

 

I was actually thinking about the acan. How do you tell the diff. between an acan and a lobo? Are lobo's all connected whereas this one has disjoined heads?

 

nice aquascape.

Thanks! It has changed since then. I think the pics here had about 4 pounds of LR. I got two more large pieces and a few small ones. I think i'm going to rescape it a tiny bit again sometime...

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