New live rock

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  1. Frederick Edwards

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    Would love some guidance on what these are on my live rock. If you need better pictures or different angles let me know and will try my best.

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    P1 and P2 are some sot of cup coral (I can probably ID species if I take a little more time)
    P3 is a tunicate
    P4,P5,P6, and P7 are sponges of varying species
    P8 is another tunicate, this time colonial

    All are relatively harmless except the cup coral can technically sting but they favor darker areas so you should be fine
     
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    Thanks for that. I was wondering if these might be aptasia?
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    Cup corals, Phyllangia americana or Astrangia asteriaformes can't tell from the pics. Aiptasia is a semi-translucent brownish color with longer wavy tentacles and an oral disk that is like a shallow bowl. They usually have long thin stalks as well. And I assume you got your LR from Tampa Bay?
     
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    Thanks. I will read up on the care for these. No, I got them from Salty Bottom
     
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    Ah another good LR company, lot's of biodiversity. Care should be fairly easy. Most cup corals are azox so just get a turkey baster and blow some mysis shrimp onto their tentacles when their out. Should spread relatively quickly compared to other corals.
     
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    OK. What about the sponges and the tunicates? Any advice on those please? Also the tank is still cycling. Got wet about two weeks ago.
     
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    Also I don't have any fish or critters that I know of in the tank yet.
     
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    For the tnicate you probably need to feed several times a day to keep them alive. They are not photosynthetic.
     
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    What to feed and is it OK where it is placed.
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    Also, is this some sort of clam?
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    @Jomama do you think what your feeding would work for a tunicate?
     
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    Tunicates are particulate feeders so buy some phyto or culture you own and spot feed em. Placement doesn't matter too much as long as they have good flow (not weak and not blowing them off the rock). And for other stuff get a red light and look in the tank at night.
     
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    Hopefully, need to give it time like 1 year? At least.
     
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    Because nps setup. Water very saturated with DOM.
     
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    DOM?

    @Frederick Edwards check out Jomama's thread for a good recipe
     
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    Thanks everyone, I will look into everything we have been discussing. I'm sure I will have more questions. Looking forward to learning.
     
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    Dom= dissolved organic matter
     
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    Could you point to which thread please?
     
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