Go Back   Home > Atlanta Reef Club Forums > Reef Discussion
Register / Join the ARC Community Chat Gallery MemberMap Forums Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Visit all of our sponsors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2017, 11:28 PM   #1
DavisG DavisG is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
DavisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 13
City: Canton
State: GA
Real Name: Davis
TBSALTWATER Live Rock

So all my live rock came in from tbsaltwater.com and I could not be happier with it! I got the 20 gallon package for my 35 gallon tank. That came with 40 lbs of live rocks (6 rocks total) and 20 lbs of live sand, and then I added another 15 lbs of live sand to the order for a total of 35 lbs of sand. I'll spare all the details about how I set everything up and just tell you what I got in on the rock.
Hitchhikers:
4 Black Sea Urchins
3 Porcelain Crabs (3 of my favorites)
Couple Hermits crabs and snails
Several pink, orange, black, green sponges
Tunicates (Orange, pink, purple/maroon, red)
Feather Dusters
Spaghetti Worms
Tube/Cup Corals
Cotton Tip Coral
Keyhole Limpets
Live barnacles over almost all the rocks
Rocks are all covered in Coralline Algae
A Pistol Shrimp (somewhere/I'll remove later when it gets bigger)
Gorilla Crabs (Few hiding in holes which will be removed when bigger)

Shipped:
20 Hermits
20 Snails
2 Peppermint Shrimp
1 Serpent Starfish
1 Brittle Starfish
Orange Sponges
Red Sponges
Yellow Ball Sponge
Candelabra Gorgonian with a Basket Starfish hitchhiking (Another of my favorites)
Flower Anemone (My GF's favorite)

I've only had the rocks for a week and a half and every day I'm finding new things, new creatures, new life. Next month this list could double.. Richard was very nice, his customer service was great and I can't say enough good things about his product and how happy I am. The ammonia hasn't even risen above .50 and unless something dies, which is usually inevitable even though I took great care in putting the rocks in without much out of water time at all I doubt it will rise. If it does, water change. Anybody thinking about rocks, I'd say give tbsaltwater a go. I'll post some pictures and if you want to see something I listed that I didn't post a picture of send me a pm.
Attached Pictures
File Type: jpg IMG_9143.JPG (2.41 MB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9145.JPG (2.72 MB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9144.JPG (2.60 MB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9205.JPG (1.17 MB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9173.JPG (1.27 MB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9184.JPG (2.29 MB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9137.JPG (1.58 MB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9185.JPG (2.14 MB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9182.JPG (1.35 MB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9176.JPG (1.97 MB, 35 views)

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 1:49 AM   #2
Aquaworld75 Aquaworld75 is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Aquaworld75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 67
City: Athens
State: GA
I had a similar experience. I picked up my live rock and sand directly and loved the extras and natural experience. Enjoy the live rock and evolution of your tank


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 2:40 PM   #3
FutureInterest FutureInterest is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
FutureInterest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,642
City: Lenox Park
State: Ga
Occupation: gigolo
Other Interests: spluenking
I've got some as well and it's very interesting what is living in there. The gorilla crabs and pistol shrimps though have been a nightmare to deal with though... Even when small they will actively tear up corals looking for food. It's at the point where I am feeding them liberally to keep them sated until my interceptor comes in and I can nuke them.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 3:31 PM   #4
Lmm1967 Lmm1967 is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Lmm1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 135
City: Acworth
State: GA
Occupation: IT
Quote:
Originally Posted by FutureInterest View Post
I've got some as well and it's very interesting what is living in there. The gorilla crabs and pistol shrimps though have been a nightmare to deal with though... Even when small they will actively tear up corals looking for food. It's at the point where I am feeding them liberally to keep them sated until my interceptor comes in and I can nuke them.
Have you attempted trapping them and putting them on the Free section?

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 4:18 PM   #5
FutureInterest FutureInterest is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
FutureInterest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,642
City: Lenox Park
State: Ga
Occupation: gigolo
Other Interests: spluenking
Yes. I've got 3 baited traps in there currently to no avail. These buggers are very cautious and seemingly smarter than I am. I respect them and all life in general but they must die for their sins.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 5:48 PM   #6
Lmm1967 Lmm1967 is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Lmm1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 135
City: Acworth
State: GA
Occupation: IT
My gorilla crabs are pretty much trained to come out when I shine a flashlight in the tank for food. I could literally pick them up without a problem.

The pistols should be too small to cause any harm.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 6:01 PM   #7
FutureInterest FutureInterest is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
FutureInterest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,642
City: Lenox Park
State: Ga
Occupation: gigolo
Other Interests: spluenking
Interesting. I'm glad yours are trained like good lil monkeys .

My experience has been very different. I have some nems and lps that were hard to acquire and I don't like that these guys are tearing them up looking for food. I found one of them tearing into one of my colorado sunburst nems. Poor thing had dozens of tentacles just floating in the water and lying on the rockwork. At first I was like wow, what's all this pretty glowing stuff on the rocks?

Another gorilla that is much smaller has been raiding a purple passion nem daily even though I've been feeding the crabs by just blowing large mysis into the rockwork daily.

As for the pistol I've seen the pistol go in and take food from a cb rainbow nem as well and nearby acans. The pistol though will only snatch food... I have not seen it tear into anything once they've engulfed them. I still want them all out of the tank though.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 6:04 PM   #8
Lmm1967 Lmm1967 is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
Lmm1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 135
City: Acworth
State: GA
Occupation: IT
I don't blame you. Mine are all in a secondary tank plumbed into a coming sump.

If they were trappable and a little closer I'd take them.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 6:29 PM   #9
LSU_fishFan LSU_fishFan is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
LSU_fishFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,349
City: Cumming
State: GA
Occupation: Student
Other Interests: College Football
Real Name: Luke
You could always add a fish that will take care of them for you.
__________________
Sometimes you have to fail to succeed

Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 3:38 AM   #10
FutureInterest FutureInterest is offline
Atlanta Reef Club Member
ARC Member
 
FutureInterest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,642
City: Lenox Park
State: Ga
Occupation: gigolo
Other Interests: spluenking
Quote:
Originally Posted by LSU_fishFan View Post
You could always add a fish that will take care of them for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Mzqxxio_w

In all seriousness I'm considering it. I've always wanted a tusk anyways...

Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 users and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free: Live sand, some live rock, chaeto, beginner corals surfdude Free Stuff 5 04-12-2016 7:40 PM
Live Rock / Live Sand: LFS Suggestions to purchase near Acworth / Dallas? MHensley New Member Q&A 4 10-09-2011 12:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2000 - 2015, Atlanta Reef Club, Inc.