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Hydroid Jellyfish ID – Just Poke It!

Out of the corner of my eye I noticed what I thought was an anemone move in my tank. I took a closer look and watched an amphipod run into the anemone and it shot off like a jellyfish! Turns out it was a Hydroid Jellyfish. It might have came in on some chaetomorpha I got from LiveAquaria as that’s the only thing I’ve added to the tank for quite some time. Sounds like they aren’t too big of a problem in a reef tank so I wont worry too much about it.

90 Gallon Refugium Update – Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum)

Update: 4 months up and running (started ~ 1/1/2014). After planting the refugium with some Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum) on 2/13/14 I am very happy with it’s appearance. I can’t wait for the grass to spread throughout the bottom of the tank. The only issue I had with the turtle grass wasย a bunch of hitchhikers came with it (flat worms, bubble algae, aiptasia, etc.). After a few peppermint shrimp were added to the fuge the aiptasia were taken care of but only after feeding the aiptasia so the shrimp could find them. I used a turkey baster to suck 10-12 flatworms off the glass, really hope they don’t show up again but they might.

Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum)

Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum)

A bottle of Tigger Pods to help seed the refugium.

A bottle of Tigger Pods to help seed the refugium.

90 Gallon Refugium Cave

Nice hidy hole on the right side of the refuge. 2-13-14

Planted Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum) in the 90 Gallon Refugium

I really like the look of the turtle grass planted in the fuge.

90 Gallon Fuge Rock Arch

The right side of the fuge. Nice little arch/cave for dwarf cuttlefish one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

90 Gallon Fuge with Turtle Grass

Update photo as of 3-26-14.

90 Gallon Saltwater Refugium Planted with Turtle Grass

Update photo as of 4-3-14.

Thalassia testudinum (Turtle Grass) Reef Aquarium

Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum) as of 4-3-14.

90 Gallon Refugium - Left Side Clam Shell Cave

The left side of the fuge has a nice clam shell shelter. Should be a great spot of “dark” organisms. ๐Ÿ˜‰

4-17-2010 Reef Tank Update Video

Just a short video and some pictures of the tankย / refugium.ย  Lately, I’ve added an Achilles Tang, Ornate Leopard Wrasse, 6 Line Wrasse and some live rock. Oh and a few Eagle Eye Zoanthids from my friend Jim.

A few TearDrop Maximas, Crocea, Maxima etc. in the fuge.

New Ornate Leopard Wrasse ๐Ÿ™‚

Oranate Leopard Wrasse

Eagle Eye Zoanthids .

Eagle Eye Zoanthids

Achilles Tang for the main tank. So far he was been really social and has left all my LPS corals alone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)

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