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Everything posted by henry@ml

  1. Its a Peeble Crab. Need a soft substrate habitat where it spend most of the time buried. Nice catch!
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  3. That's a Hatpin Urchin, echinox calamari. There are thick long banded spines and shorter, thin fine spines. The thin fine spines are the stingers. Its sting is very painful, like bee sting. Not fatal. If its just a singer stab, the pain should subside in 2 hours. Cheers
  4. Yes, as what Fuel mentioned, the hot water treatment is good. To what extend one could be affected depend largely on whether you develop allergic reaction and the species of urchin. Oftentime, its just the severe pain that subside over time. Should you develop a fever, puffy eyes or increase heart beats, best to consult a doctor. Stay calm though. Do you know what species it is?
  5. Dear all, Glad you like it. But the method is neither a tip, idea nor suggestion It's an effective working solution. Been there done that and it works everytime Have fun!
  6. Bro Klim, Don't panic Isopods are very easy and fun to remove. They are great scavengers and absolutely love blood! Here's how: Go market, NTUC, Sheng Siong etc and get hold of some small size kuning or kambong fish. You only need two pcs. A length of string longer than your tank depth and a fish net. Preparation: Scale the fish and wash clean. Cut a 2.5inch section, taking the head to the belly portion. Don't wash anymore. This is your bait This is what you do: Tie the bait to one end of the string. Peel open the gill cover to expose the gill. Give the gill a pinch till a bit of blood trickle out. Lower the bait to the tank bottom and watch The blood trail will start to drift with the flow. Soon, you will see all the isopods 'fly' excitedly out of the substrates and home towards the bait. In no time, the bait will be swamped with voracious isopods eating right into the carcass. Goosebumps! The actions can be so dractic the entire carcass seem to come alive and start 'moving' When a good number are seen devouring the bait, raise the bait with string GENTLY while at the same time, scoop the whole thing up with the fish net. Walla you get a big bunch of isopods for a cool macro shot Tip : Do not wait for every single isopod to land on the bait before pulling the plug 'cos those that have their fill will quickly leave. You can follow up with the next baiting. Have fun
  7. Yup, the variety of favorite fish caught is amazing. Keep wondering the number of time each fish need to undergo the bladder needling before hitting surface... What a painful ascend
  8. Excellent efforts For the simple reason that more are still appearing indicates their huge population you got to deal with. Good move to have the corals in the fuge to provide them with lightings while the lights are turned off. Take note though that some of these pest may be hosting on the coral bases and you need to deal with them too. Yes, you missed out something - treatment duration For mechanical removal, the process need to be repeated daily till they are gone For cutting off lighting, it will take about 10-15 days to starve out the zooxanthelae.. It will be good to mechanically remove them while keeping the lights off. Place filter floss in the return pump compartment to prevent those from the corals finding their way back to the main tank. You may consider getting a bottle of FaunaMarine Ultra Pest Remover to treat the corals before returning them to the main tank. Have fun
  9. I suggested two solutions. Which did you tried?
  10. Good efforts in getting the photo of this tiny fella though its not clear enough for a positive id. If it is Boloceroides, it may be removed mechanically by scraping them off the glass pane and running the water through a filter sock. Repeat a few round to progressively decimate its population. It also resemble hydroids. Hydroids are dependent on the products of zooxanthelae residing within it's tissues, which in turn is dependent on good lightings to thrive. Cutting down or turning off the lightings will kill off the hydroids. Whatever it is, enjoy the process. Cheerful reefing
  11. Calcinus tibicen, blue eyed hermit. There is a variant with dark blue legs but eyes are similar.
  12. http://reefbuilders.com/2011/06/23/bodianus-izuensis/ Thanks to Bro Yikai aka Lemon for this awesome feature in Reefbuilder! :)
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    2. Bulldozer


      I see. Lol. Pardon my ignorance ya

    3. yellowtang


      Mine AWOL liao.MIA.

    4. yellowtang


      Mine AWOL liao.MIA.

  13. Thanks to Bro Yikai aka Lemon for this awesome feature in Reefbuilder :)

  14. Thanks to Bro Yikai aka Lemon for this awesome feature in Reefbuilder :)

  15. Thanks to Bro Yikai aka Lemon for this awesome feature in Reefbuilder :)

  16. :lol: Bro Mike, you have quite a handful of 'Hulker Eggs' in there. Have fun squeezing
  17. Hi Bro Mike, From photo, it appear more blue than green. It could be either Avatar or Hulker eggs!! Once they hatch out, you will be a very wealthy man OK, joke aside, these are sponge. They can move very slowly using its tiny pseudopods 'legs' Harmless thing but when more appear, can be quite an eyesore. To confirm, pick one out with a tweezer and gently squeeze it. Feel spongy confirm its sponge. If creamy stuff oozes out, its Avatar or Hulker eggs again
  18. Hi Gary Big thanks for the kudos and supports. Yes, such are pleasant surprise we get to enjoy in reefing Reef on man!
  19. it's actually very easy to get these little fellas out. .. And in your case, a very good timing as the tank is in cycling stage. Simply get a few small Kunning fish from the wet market or ntuc. Cut it diagonally from behind it's head down to where the stomach end. Place it in the tank bottom and give the head a little squeeze. This will release a trail of blood into the current. Now sit back with a net in hand and watch. The smell of blood will send them out of their hideout and swarm towards the fish carcass. Soon you will see them boring into the fish eyes, stomach and all over. Once a good number of them are sucking madly away, simply net out the fish carcass and all. Do not wait for all to go in as those inside the fish will swim out once it's filled. About 2 to 3 minute waiting will do. Have fun
  20. Valid concern brought out by Bro Marc J. especially when things go out of whack after intervention. As an assurance, the premixed seawater Bro Jacky got was the newly launched salt from Brightwell Aquatic. Prepared using DI water. SG 1.024, PO4 = not detectable. pH = 8.2 kH = 3.5meq/L Ca = 420 Mg = 1200 NO3 = <2 Currently using the saltmix for my established display and the newly set up ELOS mini tank HTH Cheers Henry
  21. That's a Mertensii as indicated by the verrucae that run all the way to base of the foot
  22. Hahaha... u just kanna teddy-withdrawal syndrome guest the fella is singing 'under the sea' and enjoying all the starfishes at Labrador
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