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  1. Sjlawgirl

    Is this a vermetid?

    Yeah I read that they are generally safe but I also read they can quickly take over. Just seeing the tube sitting there gave me the heebee jeebees for some reason so it had to go.
  2. Sjlawgirl

    Is this a vermetid?

    I ended up plucking it out. I did see a string/web right after adding food to the tank. It gave me the creeps.
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    Is this a vermetid?

    Anyone??
  4. Sjlawgirl

    Is this a vermetid?

    Saw this today on my rock. Suuuper tiny. I don't see webbing but wonder if maybe it happens when I am away and that is why the galaxea frag below it hasn't grown or extended lately. If not...ideas on what it is?? If so...not sure if I should pluck it or leave it? A little freaked on how this stuff gets into our tanks when everything is dipped.
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    Best Reef stores Southern California (and along I-5)

    Where in Washington?? I will be in Des Moines in August....
  6. Sjlawgirl

    Best Reef stores Southern California (and along I-5)

    Cool. Thanks!
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    Never Leaving Home Again??? - Mandarin Injured

    OH NO!! I'm so sorry to hear this! Hope Finnick recovers.
  8. I will be driving from San Jose to Carlsbad (LEGOLAND...sigh...) at the end of the month. Hoping to check out at least a couple good stores on my way back. Can anyone point me to some great reef stores in areas off I-5 in the south central valley and southern parts of Cali? Thanks!
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    In-tank pod condo?

    I used water, media and rock from the DT plus it was set up for 6 days prior. It tested fine.
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    In-tank pod condo?

    Well...my little guy died. I have a replacement that I put in a small bare bottom tank I set up just for it. I could never see if the first one in my main tank was eating or not so this time I wanted to be able to SEE this one. Plus, the first one never really moved much and I'm wondering if it came to me underweight, injured or sick. This one is completely different and swims around all the time and is very active whereas the first one never swam once. Just sat on the sand. I add pods daily and feed it frozen chopped Mysis, frozen Cyclops and 100 micron pellets. I see it making sort of small lunging movements from time to time so I'm hoping that's it eating. This one is also tiny, about an inch and the first one was smaller so that may have been a problem too.
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    In-tank pod condo?

    Here it is next a trochus snail who is bigger than the fish! I hope it starts swimming soon. It just sits there moving very little.
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    In-tank pod condo?

    Wow! Thanks for all that info. My little guy came out from the rock last night!! I thought it was a patch of old detritus or algae I missed and was gonna suck it up at first. Once I realized what it was, I figured it was dead. Nope! It's alive! It's hanging out on the sand behind some main rock so I can't get the best view yet and it's just TOO small that I can't see any detail and thus, can't tell if male or female. I really need a magnifying glass for real! I have some 100 and 300 micron food coming tomorrow but for now I have been dropping in some sinking tadpole pellets (had a dwarf frog once upon a time...). If it doesn't like them the crabs do so.... I need to be super careful using the siphon because honestly, I would have sucked that thing up and flushed it without even noticing and wondered the rest of my life what happened to it. Will update. BEAUTIFUL tank by the way!
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    In-tank pod condo?

    I *think* it's doing ok. Once drip acclimated, it "flew" into the rock behind my stylophora. Day 1-never to be seen other than a bit of color using a flashlight. Day 2-came to edge of rock but still mostly hidden by a tiny piece of hair algae. Pretty much in the same spot since. I have used a pipette to directly place pods and some frozen Cyclops behind the coral-just in case-but I can't even tell if what I'm looking at is the head or tail. It really IS tiny!!! No more than an inch IF that. It's definitely still alive but doesn't seem to go anywhere or move unless made to. (today is day 4)
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    In-tank pod condo?

    Thanks but I'm in California. My biota fish arrived today. I'm not too worried about it. Whatever happens, happens as far as if it eats frozen/prepared or not. If it ends up only eating live then so be it. I think it will be fine as long as I have a pod-only tank and brine hatcheries and keep them going.
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    In-tank pod condo?

    Thanks for replies! I already culture phytoplankton and am about to start culturing brine. I think I will get a 10 gallon for pod culture and use the 2.5 gallon for brine. My bangaii will only eat frozen or live and LOVES chasing the guppy fry I give him for a snack (and before you lose your mind over freshwater fish being fed to saltwater fish...relax. These are saltwater guppies! Yeah...they DO exist). Yes, the mandarin is a captive bred biota. I did drill holes into an acrylic box to use as a pod condo so I guess I will do both the culture tank and condo and see how it goes. I like the loofah idea and will def use that in the culture tank.
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