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  1. something eating my lame zoas

    Hmmm, you may be right. I never had one before and recall only seeing pictures of the ones that looked like "peanuts". Here is an excellent photo shoot of one that looks similar to the one I have: http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/invert-index/peanut-worms-sipunculans-20656/ Peanut worms are harmless detrivores, right? Maybe it is my imagination that the zoas are missing. I will keep an eye on them.
  2. something eating my lame zoas

    Here is another pic. I don't have tripod, so we are stuck with cell phone pics although this one is a little better I think. I am looking at the black thing with the white band. It extends out and retracts into the rock when I approach the tank. You can see the bare spot where the zoas are missing on the shell they are mounted on. The black thing extends all the way to them. It really is a pretty neat little thing. I would just like to know what it is and then I'll remove the zoas from the rock and move the rock to my fowlr.
  3. something eating my lame zoas

    Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I see the brittle stars; I have thousands of them. I'm actually referring to the black tube with white bands thing in the center of the left pic. I know the pics are bad. In the last pic it is not centered, but you can make out what appears to be a hammer shaped head. Whatever it is, it sees me coming to the tank now and retracts when I approach. mystery black snake 2 pdf.pdf
  4. something eating my lame zoas

    Couple more lame pics. My tank is mostly full of pests anyway, so I probably will monitor it for a while to see if I can catch it. The zoas are your basic brown variety, and it is possible that the thing is not eating them. We shall see. Just have never seen any thing like this before. Sorry about the photos: cell phone with leds+no skill=poor photos
  5. something eating my lame zoas

    Ah, not great reading comp on my part. Lol
  6. something eating my lame zoas

    So isopods huh, long suckers too. I thought that it was a worm of some sort.
  7. Black thing in center if pic. Retracts when I approach tank.
  8. 16" Value Fixture

    Well I am torn then. I have an order in place for the photon16 but am on the fence regarding whether I "need" the controller features. Having to wait an extra three weeks has me leaning towards the value 16. Anyone have any input to sway me either way assuming I can change my order?
  9. 16" Value Fixture

    For clarity sake just so I understand correctly regarding shipping; The Photon16 - controllable 16" fixture is about 3 weeks out? The Value Fixture (16") will ship next week? Second question: Are both of these units based upon the updated color layout using 4500k NW?
  10. 16" Value Fixture

    Yeah, I thought he was doing an optimistic mis-read. Will the Photon16 be coming at all? It is the max size I want for my tank and I ordered one from you on ebay before I saw this thread.
  11. Speaking of ballast, where is it?
  12. Sexy Breeding -- Live nudes!

    to summarize: contentment is the highest wealth
  13. Looking For A Unique CUC

    For sensitive inverts water quality is going to be your biggest concern. If you are new to the whole saltwater game, start simple and slowly. Do the cycle properly and slowly. Lots of info in the beginners section. Goby/Pistols are just an interesting commensurate pair; tons of info on google about it. However, my pair always hid, only coming out during feeding time.
  14. Looking For A Unique CUC

    The biggest issue I see with your selection is the hardiness of the animals. All of those would be fine as clean up crews in a mature tank, but not so much in a new tank. - tuxedo urchin - needs lots of algae to thrive - coralline or other - chinton - needs low nitrate levels - low as in less than 5 - conches - there is a tongan fighting conch that will stay small, but again needs a lot of algae to thrive or it will starve - ringed cowrie - very cool guys, but again consume a lot of algae, plus mine only comes out at night so that defeats your initial design criteria My advice: keep it simple, your clients will probably glance at the tank and say "neat", and then focus on business.