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    Strange stuff in my new tank ??

    Hello everyone hope all is well

    Ok I am going to get my first fish tomorrow so as I was looking at my empty tank I see green algae and then I noticed that the tank is not so empty I have lots of Life there seems to be some little critters coming in and out of the rock the only way I can describe them is they look like a small snail or caterpillar they are translucent clear and they move fast donít swim only crawl any ideas of what they are Thanks in advance

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    those are pods, and they are generally good stuff for your tank.......(:

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    i agree, free fish food and a good sign :b16:
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    Welcome to the world of saltwater... its amazing how many critters just show up in our systems.

    IJO

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    Evolution at it's best!
    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!

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    Keep looking I'll bet you find more then just pods. We had nothing to look at for a good 3 months (during the cycling) We found a hitchhiker crab, a baby starfish, a mantis shrimp(no longer in our system) and a whole wack of living growing things like sea sponges and cluster dusters(mini feather dusters).....

    God I love Saltwater systems theres so much to look at !

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    yup.. new LR usually loaded with cool surprises..
    such a rewarding hobby!

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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