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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    Just wanted to update the thread that whatever these guys are, they're thriving and seemingly multiplying all over the piece of LR they are on, but doesn't seem to be spreading to the other rocks. They definitely are discrete individual polyps though. Took some photos to the LFS who sold me the rock and asked the employees and they narrowed them down to "polyps" which thanks. I really really doubt it but could they be the polyp stage of some kind of jelly? I guess that makes even less sense. Whatever the case, I've started adding some livestock and I hope everyone can play nice!
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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    That's wild actually, I'm from Monterey and have spent many many many hours at the MBA and now that you mention it, it DOES look like cold water anemones. My tank is at about 81 degrees though, the rock has always been in water of about that temperature, and they are growing and actually maybe multiplying. I will keep you guys posted on these things. Should I buy some pods to feed them? At this point, I'm kind of more interested in them than having anything they might hurt, or vice versa, at least until we have a definite answer. I love a mystery!
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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    It closed up! Pulled itself in and became, as my wife described it, "a little butthole". I think that describes it pretty well
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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    Guy at the LFS thought it looked like a tunicate, but I can't find anything that looks like it. I hope whatever they are, they're getting enough food unless they're bad in which case I don't hope that at all
  5. I ordered the CFL 105 watt edition, and while I do not have any ambitions for anything with particularly rigorous requirements, I just don't think these look very good. But I like the stock hood a lot! Do I have any options to upgrade this or is JBJ all proprietary and I would need to remove the hood? Thanks!
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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    Interesting, I was starting to go in the direction of some kind of coral as well. I don't think light, excessive or otherwise, is necessarily to blame but I could be wrong. I;m using the stock lighting that came with the Nanocube 28 and there are a number of them actually, all up and down the vertical face of the rock. Some are in crevices, others are atop outcroppings. I've taken more pictures
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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    Feels soft entirely, but I was somewhat reluctant to really smush any of them too hard lest they be friendly. I'll call the LFS when I can to find out more. Thanks a ton. EDIT: The live rock I got is a mix of rock from other owners tanks (is that weird? it seems weird!) and something called Pukani rock, from an island in the south pacific apparently. So... literally anywhere in the world is probably the source?
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    White polyp thing with short tentacles

    That's a good question Pat, I'm not sure. I can call the shop to ask. Would the answer to that be a significant differential?
  9. Good morning all, I have tried finding this thing on all the ID sites and am not having any luck- it would appear a community college marine biology class about the Monterey Bay 15 years ago is insufficient for IDing reef creatures, who knew? Anyway, I'm sure these things are incredibly common and this is a dumb question but I'm stymied- I lack even the most basic familiarity with most sea inverts. I was thinking it could be a tunicate but I'm not sure. As seen in the picture, it has a "mouth" fringed by short tentacles and it can open and shut itself, drawing the tentacles in so that it looks like, hm, a sphincter. Thanks in advance, i really appreciate it. This site is a real wealth of knowledge and has helped me immeasurably already. I'm sure I'll have more questions, tragedies, and triumphs (hopefully) to share in the coming weeks, months, years.
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