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Old 05/10/2006, 08:30 AM   #476
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Not sure about where you all live, but by me, I get the claw at an auto part store. Much less expensive than Sears.


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Old 05/10/2006, 08:33 AM   #477
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Bob caught this when we were fishing. It was just a baby.



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Old 05/10/2006, 08:42 AM   #478
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Cool!! You always catch cool stuff down there.


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Old 05/10/2006, 08:54 AM   #479
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There is a big difference between NitrItes and NitrAtes.

Yes Carla....that is an alligator in their pond.

Am I correct in performing a water change for high nitrites. I thought they were poison like ammonia.

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Old 05/10/2006, 08:54 AM   #480
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Cool!! You always catch cool stuff down there.
Yeah, I know....I caught sticks and twigs.


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Old 05/10/2006, 08:58 AM   #481
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Am I correct in performing a water change for high nitrites. I thought they were poison like ammonia.

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John, I wouldn't do a water change for high nitrites....just the high ammonia. The nitrites are just part of the cycle. Once the ammonia AND nitrites are down to zero, then it's cycled, and you can get part 2 in there. Even if you have no ammonia reading, the nitrites might still be high and the tank not cycled yet.


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Old 05/10/2006, 09:03 AM   #482
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Thanks Pat,

The more water I save, the better

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Old 05/10/2006, 09:46 AM   #483
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Old 05/10/2006, 11:16 AM   #484
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CirolanidHunter, can you give me some advice on how to rid my tank of these cirolanid isopods? I killed two like a month ago and though they were gone, but I saw another this morning. Where theres one theres probably more too. Was just about to get a fish or two =\

Anyone else end up with Cirolanid in their packages recently or am I just unlucky?
So far my pest count is:
10 gorrilas, 2 purple rock crabs, 3 cirolanid isopods, 4 nudibranches, and a large black and blue mantis that was DOA.
Sorry for the delay in replying I was away on vacation in China and also dealing with end of semester homework/final projects. I can now starting thinking about my reef again

I suggest you read my article about Cirolanids and perform the stinky water traps to see if any more come out at night. Just keep an eye on your ammonia levels as the stinky water has ammonia in it. I would hold off on any fish purchases until you've trapped several times.

Cirolanid Hunting:
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/bp/index.php

Also, everyone just getting your rock, don't be too hasty in throwing out your nudibranchs, some could be beneficial. PLEASE let me know if you find any that look like the ones in my new article that just came out:

Aeolid Nudibranchs:
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-05/bp/index.php

Any other questions, just let me know!

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Old 05/10/2006, 11:20 AM   #485
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I also thought I would share something. I was on vacation in China at Qing Dao which is a beach resort south of Beijing. My nephew was picking stuff out of tide pools to look at and had a starfish and some seaweed in a pail of water.

Everyone started getting really excited when they saw a "fish" swimming around in the pail. So we took a closer look and guess what it was.....




Those of you who guessed it was Cirolanid Isopod are correct! Seems I can't escape these things, even halfway around the world

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Old 05/10/2006, 11:47 AM   #486
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Is this a majano anemone?

Someone told me that the big thing here might be a majano anemone.


Can anyone tell me if it is and if so, is it a bad thing?


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Old 05/10/2006, 11:51 AM   #487
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brian, there were a bunce of the white nudis in my keys rock,


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Old 05/10/2006, 12:09 PM   #488
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Re: Is this a majano anemone?

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Someone told me that the big thing here might be a majano anemone.


Can anyone tell me if it is and if so, is it a bad thing?
"majano" anemones are a pacific anemone, so that isn't a "majano". It is probably a "curley q" anemone. I had a few in my tank but they died off, or were eaten by my nudibranchs.

Bob, do you mean the ones in my article? Or a different kind?

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Old 05/10/2006, 12:13 PM   #489
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There is a big difference between NitrItes and NitrAtes.
Very true. My nitrites peaked at 1 and my nitrates peaked at 30. Richard said it was nothing to worry about. Currently my nitrites are at .25 (dropping) and nitrates are at 25 (stable). I'm getting my second shipment either Friday or Saturday!


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Old 05/10/2006, 12:32 PM   #490
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I would say that is a curly Q and it will problaby just disappear on it own.


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good deal

i have enough problem children to deal with between the bad crabs and shrimp


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Old 05/10/2006, 03:07 PM   #492
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I wonder what type of crabs these are:



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Old 05/10/2006, 03:13 PM   #493
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Pat,

Those look like a type of fiddler crab. Pretty cool creatures, but need a muddy bank to haul out on and establish territories, so difficult to keep in reef tanks unfortunately

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Old 05/10/2006, 03:34 PM   #494
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Those look like a type of fiddler crab. Pretty cool creatures, but need a muddy bank to haul out on and establish territories, so difficult to keep in reef tanks unfortunately

Brian
Yes, they were in muddy banks as you can see....and I certainly wouldn't even want one in the reef tank. I just thought the large red claw was cool to look at.


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Old 05/10/2006, 04:10 PM   #495
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Here's another interesting creature I saw swimming in the river.
Don't know what it is.




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Old 05/10/2006, 04:14 PM   #496
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Here's another interesting creature I saw swimming in the river.
Don't know what it is.

Needle fish!


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Old 05/10/2006, 04:25 PM   #497
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Needle fish!
Thank you!


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Old 05/10/2006, 04:31 PM   #498
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Would you happen to know what kind of fish this is?




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Old 05/10/2006, 06:23 PM   #499
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Hey, I live here!

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Old 05/10/2006, 07:09 PM   #500
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brian they look similar but the ones i had were pure white.


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