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Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/11/2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,866
Posted By Hormigaquatica
+2 A very deep, silty/muddy sand bed is a...

+2

A very deep, silty/muddy sand bed is a must for these corals, as is heavy feeding and pristine water quality. Not a coral most people are likely to have success with.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/11/2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Weve got a mated pair in our reef tank at work;...

Weve got a mated pair in our reef tank at work; the female behaves herself fairly well, but the male does nip at LPS. It has managed to take small pieces out of Lobophyllia and Trachyphyllia, and we...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Im sure the tank owner wasnt taking bets- pitting...

Im sure the tank owner wasnt taking bets- pitting the angel against the clam like 2 pit bulls in a ring. I dont think there is anything cruel about one animal trying to get a natural meal, and said...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Sorry, I mean checked luggage- Id be surprised if...

Sorry, I mean checked luggage- Id be surprised if they would allow you to bring that kind of package as a carry on.

The airports do indeed check a lot of your checked luggage- but not all of it. ...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Hormigaquatica
You can pack up your fish in a styrofoam...

You can pack up your fish in a styrofoam cooler-type thing within a cardboard box, bagged in medical oxygen, with a few hand warmers put in to keep the temp reasonable, then just check them on your...
Forum: Central Ohio Reef Aquarists (CORA) 01/10/2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Any of the Pseudocheilinus group of wrasses would...

Any of the Pseudocheilinus group of wrasses would work reasonably well- sixline, fourline, mystery, cryptic wrasse, etc. (arranged in what IME is decreasing aggression). Some of the smaller coris...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Hormigaquatica
1 species currently recognized. Ive seen at...

1 species currently recognized.

Ive seen at least 4 color morphs of Duncan, arguably as many as 6.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Hormigaquatica
I will vote for Elos

I will vote for Elos
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 397
Posted By Hormigaquatica
1- might be Porites. Its a stony coral, which...

1- might be Porites. Its a stony coral, which one is anyones guess

2- leather coral aka mushroom leather aka Sarcophyton aka Lobophytum

3- Padina

4- Ulva aka sea lettuce. type of macro...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Hormigaquatica
I got a 240 from them, and would be very leery...

I got a 240 from them, and would be very leery about recommending Glass Cages to anyone else.

Aside from the silicone job (and it was Very sloppy), Ive issues with the top rim being poorly sealed...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/09/2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Thats pretty typical sohal behavior; its a nasty...

Thats pretty typical sohal behavior; its a nasty fish that just gets more aggressive with age. If you want relatively peaceful tankmates (like a kole tang) youre only real option long term is to...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/08/2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Welp, if its got hard red tubes, then youre...

Welp, if its got hard red tubes, then youre probably right about it being Tubipora then.

Im on the east side, but not quite That east. Between Bexley and Whitehall.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/08/2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Coral gobies, neon/cleaner gobies, shrimp gobies...

Coral gobies, neon/cleaner gobies, shrimp gobies (yasha hase, yellow rose, tangora, etc), pipe fish could be interesting, firefish, wormfish, smaller pseudochromis, smaller blennies
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/08/2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Yeah, I was way off.. sorry... LOL Cool...

Yeah, I was way off.. sorry... LOL
Cool looking fish- hopefully we will see them in our area one of these days.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/08/2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By Hormigaquatica
OK, I looked at it closer, and it looks like it...

OK, I looked at it closer, and it looks like it Might be Tubipora. Any chance you could get a closer, clearer photo of it? That would go a long way to helping a positive ID.
Forum: Central Ohio Reef Aquarists (CORA) 01/07/2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Hormigaquatica
I agree with Tourkid- youve only had them a few...

I agree with Tourkid- youve only had them a few days now; dont be too stressed about them taking time to settle in. Its pretty common- especially with Tuka.

I dont know of anyone around with live...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/07/2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Looks more like Anthelia or Clavularia to me

Looks more like Anthelia or Clavularia to me
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/07/2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Not really familiar with that fish, but it looks...

Not really familiar with that fish, but it looks like it might be a species of Pseudoplesiops (think of it kind of like a cross between a dottyback and marine betta...). The group as a whole is...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/07/2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Nope- assuming they are on your 55g, thats a...

Nope- assuming they are on your 55g, thats a pretty middle-of-the-road lighting scheme actually. Your mushrooms and softies should handle that just fine. The standard, normal output fluorescents...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/07/2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Ive always found them to be really hardy. They...

Ive always found them to be really hardy. They do seem to prefer indirect light- many types grow on vertical reef walls where they dont get full sun beating down on them. Ive never really noticed...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/07/2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Hormigaquatica
I would play it safe and remove the algae covered...

I would play it safe and remove the algae covered portion- you dont want it getting a stronghold on the colony, which could lead to it killing off healthy tissue.

To trim, a dremel works very...
Forum: Top Ten Ideas & Tank of the Month Nominations 01/06/2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Top Ten Reef vs Spouse

Theyre loud, demand all my money and attention, drive me up the wall on a daily basis (and honestly, both smell a little funny at times), but I still couldnt dream of parting with either.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/06/2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Yup, though I suggest just 1 long cut. The more...

Yup, though I suggest just 1 long cut. The more cuts you make, the less likely it is that the shroom will recover. Good luck with it!
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/05/2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Could be a species of Sinularia or of Nephthea-...

Could be a species of Sinularia or of Nephthea- really almost impossible to differentiate. ID to species level is impossible. "Green Tree Coral" is as good a name as any :) It will likely do best...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/05/2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Hormigaquatica
Good chance that they will eat zoanthids, xenia,...

Good chance that they will eat zoanthids, xenia, anemones, and many mushrooms. You can try keeping them with some of the more noxious soft corals though- Nephtheas work very well for that, as do...
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