marcalans marcalans
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  • Posted on: 11/2/2010 18:11
New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #1
Firstly hello people,

I got a 1st marine tank and just got my live rock, sand and a few hermits and a few snails init but I have got something keep pokeing out of my rock and when I look it pops back in again.

Its a little black thing like a feather duster worm, I have tried to get a photo but its to quick and I cant find anything like it on google.
All I see it the feather dutster type head pop out but it curls right back to touch the rock, A bit like the dome spray head for a pond.

Any help would be great as I dont know what to do about it.

Many thanks.
Howard Howard
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #2
Leave it be.

As you say , it is a small feather duster. They are filter feeders and will take what they need out of the water column.

They shoot back into the rock when startled.
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marcalans marcalans
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #3
Do I need to add anything extra for it to eat,

Silly thing to ask but I aint got a clue, do they have eyes to see me when I look at them?

Thanks
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #4
No mate, they don't. Just let them do their thing catching all the goodies that float by!

Have fun..........
Short video of my tank....

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marcalans marcalans
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #5
I will have fun,
I find myself just looking in the tank for a long time, just trying to see whats there.

I see little red bits sticking up and thinking, I wonder if this is gonna grow into anything.

I also found a little black and white snail.

ITS GREAT :)
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #6
Quote:

marcalans wrote:
I find myself just looking in the tank for a long time, just trying to see whats there.


I do it too. I call it rock watching. My mrs thinks I'm mental...

if you look hard enough you see all sorts. I saw a spaghetti worm a few weeks back, weird little things the way they feed.
marcalans marcalans
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #7
How do they know I'm looking at them?
marcalans marcalans
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #8
Here is a short video of the little feather duster thing in my rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYeBVXF6MWA
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Re: New and 1st tank setup.. There is something poking for my rock #9
Hey Marcalans,
That looks awesome. Where did you get your rock from?