Title: Life Found In The Biggest Saltwater Tank Ever
tlc - September 19, 2008 05:39 PM (GMT)
I saw this http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26786412?GT1=43001
on the net today and thought it was interesting. I would just like to share with those that haven't seen it.
Robyn - September 19, 2008 07:35 PM (GMT)
There certainly is a lot of life on a reef! My reef is only 12 gallons but it must have at least 100 species of life in it most of which came with the live rock and live sand so I didn't technically buy them directly.
tlc - September 19, 2008 09:03 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Robyn @ Sep 19 2008, 12:35 PM)|
| There certainly is a lot of life on a reef! My reef is only 12 gallons but it must have at least 100 species of life in it most of which came with the live rock and live sand so I didn't technically buy them directly. |
So you paid for the rock and the sand and got some extra creatures. How cool is that!
Everytime I go to the petstore I just stand there and stare at the saltwater tanks. They are just so facinating. They are full of new things to me anyway. I really like those pencil fish and the corals. They really look neat! In my spare time, like to look at the DF&S saltwater fish pages too.
Robyn - September 21, 2008 01:27 AM (GMT)
You'd think I'd stop finding new animals by now in my reef tank since it's 5 months old. I saw this thing pull back in to the rock last night. I think it's a peanut worm. It's a small fat bodied worm with no tube that lives in the rock and retracts back in when it sees me (does it have eyes?). I have a lot of feather duster worms; I love them!
tlc - September 22, 2008 02:50 PM (GMT)
I looked up the Peanut worm and it is not very handsome. Reminds me a tiny bit of a slug but the Feather Duster worm is a real eye catcher. I saw one of those (I think) at the pet store. I first thought it was some kind of coral before I noticed it moving then I thought it as an anemone. I would have to look again just to see. I think that means another trip to the pet store ;) We don't have any "real" aquarium stores around here :( I would most likely have to go to the big city to find one. A salt water tank would be fun to have but not something that I want to tackle as I bet they take tons of time to get the environment correct. Sounds like your really enjoying yours.
Robyn - September 22, 2008 05:32 PM (GMT)
Tia, corals do move! They are normally affixed to whatever they are on but they open and close. My xenia opens and closes almost constantly. They're also called pulsing corals. If I touch my feather duster worms or corals, they close up. Or, sometimes I just have to look at them, and they close up. I know they don't have eyes but those worms know I'm there!
tlc - September 22, 2008 07:38 PM (GMT)
Corals move??? Well, I'll be! Never knew that! I always thought they were attached to something and stationary.
Robyn - September 23, 2008 07:08 PM (GMT)
They are attached but that doesn't mean they can't move. Maybe you're defining move as change location while I'm defining it as any movement. It doesn't matter though because a few corals actually can get up, and over time, change location (not fast though).