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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Paintbug
those are some type of crustacean that lives with...

those are some type of crustacean that lives with emeralds, and maybe some other crabs. i had the name of them, but can not seem to find them. they do not seem to harm the crabs, and are quite...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Paintbug
might as well post the whole site ;) ...

might as well post the whole site ;)
http://home2.pacific.net.ph/~sweetyummy42/hitchhikers.html

heres another.
http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Paintbug
that is a cirratulid polychaete AKA hair worm....

that is a cirratulid polychaete AKA hair worm. they are excellent detritus munchers.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Paintbug
thats a cirratulid polychaete, AKA hair worm....

thats a cirratulid polychaete, AKA hair worm. they are often called spaghetti worms, but that refers to a different worm. either way they are harmless detritus munchers.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Paintbug
heres a few ...

heres a few
http://www.saltcorner.com/sections/guest/algaepage/algaepage.htm
http://www.marinelifephotography.com/marine/seaweeds/seaweeds.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marinvind1.htm
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/05/2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Paintbug
you will be surprised what will survive the...

you will be surprised what will survive the cycle. :)
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Paintbug
that foram is a Homotrema AKA Red Foram. they are...

that foram is a Homotrema AKA Red Foram. they are a good sign of water quality.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Paintbug
check out the Phyllochaetopterus sp. here. ...

check out the Phyllochaetopterus sp. here.
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-05/rs/index.php
it is toward the bottom.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Paintbug
generally for crabs, and most inverts, i will...

generally for crabs, and most inverts, i will float the bag for about 10 mins, then add a cupful of my tanks water to the bag every 2-3 mins. i do this 2-3 times, then remove them from the water and...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Paintbug
Sipunculans AKA Peanut Worms come in many shades...

Sipunculans AKA Peanut Worms come in many shades of browns and grays. some have stripes, some dont. they are all excellent to have in the tank. :) here is some more info on them. ...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/29/2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Paintbug
there is no way to Id those from that pic. they...

there is no way to Id those from that pic. they could be anything. the web like netting is probably some type of algae, and these creatures are living off of it.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Paintbug
that is a munnid isopod to be specific. they are...

that is a munnid isopod to be specific. they are harmless algae grazers.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/27/2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Paintbug
looks like an epitoke. basically is how some...

looks like an epitoke. basically is how some bristleworms multiply.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/27/2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Paintbug
my guess would be Chaetopterid or Spionid worms....

my guess would be Chaetopterid or Spionid worms. Vermetid snails will cast a web, not "tentacles"
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Paintbug
i use disc from here www.oceanswondersonline.com...

i use disc from here www.oceanswondersonline.com . great products, and cheap shipping. cant beat it :)
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Paintbug
chances are whatever it is, it is just spawning....

chances are whatever it is, it is just spawning. we will need a much better description and/or a pic to id it.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/20/2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Paintbug
You should stop by Down Under, and Aquatica for...

You should stop by Down Under, and Aquatica for sure. both are excellent shops! and they are both close to each other.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/19/2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Paintbug
those are Acoel flatworms, they are usually...

those are Acoel flatworms, they are usually considered harmless, but they will eat some copepods. they usually die off before they become a problem.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/18/2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Paintbug
i posted this in our local forums as well ;) ...

i posted this in our local forums as well ;)

that is Botryocladia skottsbergii AKA red bubble alage or red valonia. it does not spread as quick as the green bubble algae, but still should be dealt...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/16/2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 44,136
Posted By Paintbug
sounds like you guys/gals had a great time. i...

sounds like you guys/gals had a great time. i wish i could have made it. working 6 days a week sucks LOL.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/16/2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Paintbug
that would be a Cirratulid AKA Hair worm....

that would be a Cirratulid AKA Hair worm. harmless detritus munchers.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/15/2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Paintbug
ask around locally. people always are giving...

ask around locally. people always are giving those away. if you were near me i can spare a few :D
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/14/2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Paintbug
more than likely they will be fish/coral food....

more than likely they will be fish/coral food. they take a lot of care to raise to adults, and few people have done so successfully ;)
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/13/2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Paintbug
here is a nice general snail page. ...

here is a nice general snail page.
http://home2.pacific.net.ph/%7Esweetyummy42/Hitchsnails.html
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/10/2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Paintbug
that is a cirratulid polychaete AKA Hair worm....

that is a cirratulid polychaete AKA Hair worm. they are harmless detritus munchers, and often mistakenly called Spaghetti worms in the hobby ;). here is a good link on the two....
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