I was grossed out by that alone, but when|
I saw the rock, my heart sank.
Please tell me, how do I attach corals to
rocks that are shaped like boulders?
How can I aquascape with that ??
Please, give me some advice.
I'm not a stupid person.
I know what's good, what's not.
MANY, MANY, MANY
live rock shipments.
Base rock is not void
of all life as you state Birdfish.
I'm sorry, but this is not good rock.
E-mail from Birdfish:
No one ever complains about
the "bad guys" coming in with it. So, don't worry,
except that it will be hard to identify all you
find on your live rock!
That was in response to my question
about the bugs and spiders.
Here's more ...
Bugs are usually amphipods, very good
to have in the tank.... The brown thing I can't get a size on
from the photo, but looks like a retracted zooanthid if small,
or a cucumber if larger, and neither a threat. The snails
are not whelks. I am not sure which type of mollusk
they are, but they are not whelks. I don't see
anything here that is alarming.
Not whelks, hmmmm....not alarming?
The snail I sent you a picture of was a coral
eating snail! The cucumber or retracted zooanthid,
(laughing out loud) was a sipunculan, the snail you
said wasn't a so-called "BAD GUY" was
a Vexillum (Costellaria) exasperatum.
Okay everyone ... let's all laugh at
Birdfish for not identifying Damselblue's photos!
That Birdfish ... he's SO foolish! Isn't he???
Also here is what you state on your
Live Rock Curing page ...
You should be somewhere around 1.020-1.021 and the
low '70's ...
73 or 74 degrees F. is fine. 75 degrees is
OK, but I like it cooler, so daytime heating doesn't
overheat the water.
When the rock comes in, you should
inspect it. Using a putty knife, or screwdriver, or
maybe a preferably gloved finger, search for soft spots.
That's pretty low.
Whoooooo said 70 ?????
"... low '70's ... 73 or 74 degrees F. is fine ..."
Here is what you state about coralline algae:
Though purple coralline survives a week out
of water, little else does.
This comment is in reference to live rock that has
been out of water for a week or so and not flown in directly.
I wonder why Damselblue is commenting on this?
Her live rock wasn't out of water for a week
and had live marine worms and snails!
So if my pictures were so bad,
where is all this coralline
I was supposed to get?