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Old 01/04/2008, 04:43 PM
abcat1993 abcat1993 is offline
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I just set up my tank a few days ago, and I was looking around in it for life when I found this:


I was just wondering what it was and if it was good/bad/does nothing. They're all over this one piece of rock and they look kind of cool.

(they have the coolest smileys at this place )
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Old 01/04/2008, 04:45 PM
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looks like a rock to me
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Old 01/04/2008, 04:56 PM
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are you talking about the red stuff.
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Old 01/04/2008, 05:00 PM
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lol...
Yeah, I mean that red thing in the center of the picture, with the short, stubby branches coming off of it.
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Old 01/04/2008, 06:05 PM
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Foramiferan, Its like a giant amoeba with a skeleton. Harmless filter feeders and very cool.
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Old 01/04/2008, 08:32 PM
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cool indeed,
thanks
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Old 01/04/2008, 09:31 PM
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that foram is a Homotrema AKA Red Foram. they are a good sign of water quality.
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:41 PM
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Really? I'm cycling, so I guess that they won't be so happy by the end.
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Old 01/05/2008, 07:00 AM
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You'd be surprised... Mine were on the rock when I first put them in, and they just didn't seem to grow during the cycle. They started really growing about 6 months later.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:04 PM
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you will be surprised what will survive the cycle.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:09 PM
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Ive got hundreds of them since i first put the rock in the tank
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Old 01/05/2008, 09:20 PM
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Give your a tank a year and you'll be amazed at what you find.

Live rock is one of the coolest parts of this hobby imo.
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Old 01/06/2008, 07:40 PM
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Do you need to add any food specifically for them, or is what's naturally in a tank good enough for them?
 

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