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    clam or mussel ??

    Hi, I found a little clam or mussel on a live rock i just got.

    wondering if they are friend or foe.

    I know that mussels have a tendency to take over tanks.. and kill everything else in it.

    he's the size of a finger nail and is beigne/white.

    i'll take a pic tonight.. what u all think it is.. should I nuke the guy ?

    I searched google, could not see anything that looked like it.

    on the same rock, I also have tiny little what looks like tiny shrimps or ants running around really fast.. what are those ?

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    ??????????? huh? were did you here that mussels take over tanks and kill everything in it? Never heard that but love to learn new things. Hows the fish doing! I really like the looks of your tank LIV.

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    ya.. read that up online a while back... they mentionned zebra amonghts others as being destruction hazards..

    But it came on the little rock with the hole in the middle. maybe its safe ? you know the one i'm talking about ?

    the fish are doing great.. only the male clowns that still had to heal his fins.. the tang its yellower since I started boosting my food up.. all in all.. all is fine

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

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    ahhh ZEBRA mussels, I think there a problem taking over freshwater lakes from what I recall? but yet to see one anywere in the Aquarium trade? anyone else have info? there are lots of those little clams right in the liverock and they don't harm a thing as far as I know. I have 1 or 2 kickking around[had!] did this come from my rock? if so don't sweat it.

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    ya it did.. just want to make sure.. i dont end up with invasions... thx Jonny.. u rock ! too bad you were not at the meeting.. would have picked your brain a bit more

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

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    Liv,
    I too had 1 or 2 at one time but they don't last long in a tank.
    Don't worry, you'll NEVER have a plague problem..., they simply don't last.
    The Zebra thing is indeed what John mentioned. Awhile ago, they were literally taking over freshwater lakes and causing major ecological problems. Not tanks though.

    John,
    You weren't at the meeting either??!!!! How come??!!! How come the El Presidente didn't go to his own club meeting??!!!!!!!! Uh, oh!!!! Have you been ousted?

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    Unhappy toutouche

    ever see the price on 19mm glass!:bawling: working 7 days a week. My STARPHIRE will arrive this week at $900! including delivery.ouch.

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    wow.. 19mm glass !! I need pics !!!.. oh.. this is intolerable :

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

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    John,
    Yeah, I know the feeling. As you know, I too am working 7 days AND evenings ( right now helping ReefMutt renovate at his house) to pay some bills and hopefully end up able to buy my glass too!!!

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