Search results

  1. zafirablanca

    Pistol Shrimp Spawning?

    I was in a rush to get to work this morning and quickly turned the lights on in my aquarium. I almost walked away, but something caught my eye. There was a HUGE swarm of something in the tank. I ran to wake up my husband and we stared at what looked like Sea Monkeys (?)! They were small...
  2. zafirablanca

    HH ID: Coral?

    Hello all! I would appreciate some help with this one. This is a hitchicker that came with some Florida Aquacultured Live Rock that I received about 6 weeks ago. It seems firmy attached to the rock and hasn't tried to move. It was originally circular and about the size of a dime. I have been...
  3. zafirablanca

    IT is really two!

    I posted a while back with an ID on what I now know to be a large Spaghetti worm. At the time I thought that I saw something else under that rock, like maybe a shrimp. I have now discovered that I have not one, BUT TWO pistol shrimp living together under the 45 lb rock with Mr. Spaghetti. I...
  4. zafirablanca

    Help me post a pic, please

    I tried to post a picture of a very cool LR hitchhiker in my last post and I managed to finally get a photo within my text. But, it is HUGE. I need some more help I guess. Could anyone give me some guidance? Thanks! -Christine
  5. zafirablanca

    Try this one...

    What do you think that this creature is that came on a piece of LR? It seems firmly attached to the rock, and it is stiff but not hard (semi-soft?). It opens a hole on its top and another one on its side to filter feed, it is an orange color inside the hole. It is sentitive to light and...
  6. zafirablanca

    Help me ID Alien tentacle creature under LR

    Hello! I got some FL LR in about a week ago and am starting to see some very interesting things show up. Especially on the two very large pieces I got, they are around 40+ pounds each. One rock has alot a variation and makes a 'cave' at the bottom middle of the rock, in the sand. This rock...
  7. zafirablanca

    Tank aged water?

    Hi Everybody! Here's the question: I am recieving all of the live sand and half of the live rock for my 125 gallon tank tomorrow. This will be a reef tank. The guy at the place who sold it to me said to watch the ammonia levels and be ready for some serious water changes if necessary. May not...
  8. zafirablanca

    water level at glass center brace

    I have a Nature's View 125 gallon glass tank. The tank has a glass reinforcing brace across the top of the tank at the center. I think that this is a fairly common design. So here is my question: I am trying to decide the right flow rate to keep my return pump set at, I have a ball valve...
  9. zafirablanca

    Just water, how long is too long?

    Ok! I finally have all of my equipment and plumbing assembled, have the RO/DI system working. Only problem is that I am woefully depleted of cash for the moment. :( Question: Can I fill up the tank, sump and refugium with salt water and let the whole system run for a while before adding...
  10. zafirablanca

    Main Heater in Refugium?

    Hi again! More questions about setting up my 125 reef tank. I have a long-ish refugium (plastic -maybe 30 gallons?) and a 20 gallon tall glass aquarium for a sump. Question: Would there be any harm in putting my heater in the refugium instead of the sump? It fits much, much better in the...
  11. zafirablanca

    Dolphin 900 pump

    Hello, I am setting up a new 125 gallon Oceanic tank and was wondering if my LFS sold me the right pump, a Dolphin 900. It didn't come with a head pressure/ gpm graph, and the web site doesn't show one for this model. It states max flow as 900 gph, 17 ft max (pressure?). I am plumbing 1 " pvc...
  12. zafirablanca

    Ball Valve in Flex Line?

    Hello, I am setting up a new reef tank, my first time. I was looking for a description of how to plumb a ball valve into flex line. Hardware stores don't seem to have a reasonable selection of barb fittings. The best I could figure out would involve a couple of PVC fittings on either end of...
  13. zafirablanca

    Blue leg Hermit crabs

    Hello! In trying to plan for my new tank set up, I am looking into various clean-up crew packages. Most have lots of blue leg hermit crabs. Someone on another thread gave the impression that these were bad. Are they? How? What instead? I am considering 'The Package' from Tampa Bay...
  14. zafirablanca

    New Tank Plumbing- Help!

    Hello! I am new here and am setting up my first marine aquarium. I have read cover to cover The Concientous Marine Aquarist and been browsing online forums and such for about a year and a half now. Soo, now I am going for it! I just bought the following: 125 gallon Oceanic Natures View Tank...
Top