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Suicide Sam E.
Jun 30, 2013

by XyloJW


errant wit posted:

Can't you just get a net and scoop the weird worm things out? Evict them?

They are at least keeping the substrate circulated, maybe?

IDK. They might be useful somehow, but I hate them. I especially hate them compared to crabs.

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SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

but the worms rely on me now. they can't live outside the aquarium; my actions brought them here so they are reling on me for their wellbeing.

it would be wrong to kill them unless it was in a hilarious as gently caress way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






SniperWoreConverse posted:

but the worms rely on me now. they can't live outside the aquarium; my actions brought them here so they are reling on me for their wellbeing.

it would be wrong to kill them unless it was in a hilarious as gently caress way

I feel the same way about my bedbugs

errant wit
Jul 21, 2008


SniperWoreConverse posted:

but the worms rely on me now. they can't live outside the aquarium; my actions brought them here so they are reling on me for their wellbeing.

it would be wrong to kill them unless it was in a hilarious as gently caress way

Acquire a smaller tank and then put the worm things in the smaller tank. It would probably be easier to observe them that way, too

Suicide Sam E.
Jun 30, 2013

by XyloJW


Somewhere I read that invertebrates are an important food source for animals.

From what SWC wrote, I have instead learned that not only are these invertebrates unkillable, some of them are also stealth.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Welp, looked at the tank for the first time today, one of the corals is 90% skeletonized. Not sure what to do with it. It's actually the one furthest from the sand bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Suicide Sam E. posted:

They are at least keeping the substrate circulated, maybe?

IDK. They might be useful somehow, but I hate them. I especially hate them compared to crabs.

Also this too, since it (they?) Started the big earth works they've been doing,I noticed there have been jet black upwellings. That poo poo is getting mixed like a motherfucker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

errant wit
Jul 21, 2008


More importantly, how is the crab?

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Good! He was creeping around earlier. He loves to find weird niches to chill in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

errant wit
Jul 21, 2008


So what is the current status of your tiny ecosystem

Suicide Sam E.
Jun 30, 2013

by XyloJW


Is there a way to nominate mascots? Because the horrible worm creatures SWC has been nurturing should be the mascot for Pet Island. They completely embody its principles.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Status update: Still having water quality issues. No nitrates or w/e, just heavy planktons. Also i didn't realize it but the way i've been doing water changes has gradually increased the salinity to loving retarded levels. Had some coral dieback, pretty bad for the one, that frag might not survive. One of the pom poms lost a pom. I moved some poo poo around and redid some stuff, and everything is doing a lot better.

I got 3 coral frags in there: the one on death's door,
i guess whatever is a kenya tree?? It's a fully soft non encrusting. this one likes to open up in the day and go to sleep at night. doing better but not real great
some kind of bigger polyp stoney one. when the sun goes down this motherfucker comes up. If i turn the lights off completely, it'll come out completely. has obvious daily improvement somehow

i bought all these corals as frags online (stupid, but all local sources were like 2x-3x cost and were trash) and they changed from cool colerations to all of them are poo poo brown now. wtf

Saw more wormsign, there were some fuckin heavy excavations somehwere cause a big chunk of sandbed was flipped upside down. disturbed plant rooting.
strange encrustations have been slowly forming on the glass and other stuff, i would guess they're tubes for fan worms but they're absolutely tiny as gently caress and i have never seen the fan. also they actually have been getting bigger in a spiral form. some of them are now "very small" instead of "tiny"

Suicide Sam E. posted:

Is there a way to nominate mascots? Because the horrible worm creatures SWC has been nurturing should be the mascot for Pet Island. They completely embody its principles.
Only if i can somehow isolate The Big One & git good pics/vid. I literally have an empty, clean mason jar by the tank so i can try to scoop it and capture the beast. I'm 100% convinced that it will bite/sting/poision me somehow but i'm prepared to get hurt in the name of retarded goon science, if we could identify what it really is. Sometimes i just look at that jar and i'm like "we're gonna need a bigger jar"




So i need to get some kind of bigger/ better filtration situation. any goon advice? It's easier for me to type that last sentence than do any amount of research whatsoever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

Pile of Kittens
Apr 23, 2005

Why does everything STILL smell like pussy?



Can't you like, stick a pokey thing into the dirt until it comes out because you pissed it off? Maybe get some tongs or a net? I have no idea but I am so curious.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

I bought a new skimmer and I'm completely unable to figure out how the gently caress it's supposed to work. just thought you'd like to know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

Suicide Sam E.
Jun 30, 2013

by XyloJW


SniperWoreConverse posted:

I bought a new skimmer and I'm completely unable to figure out how the gently caress it's supposed to work. just thought you'd like to know

No.

I've made it clear my priorities are 1. Crab photos, 2. What are the mystery worms?

Hemingway To Go!
Nov 10, 2008

im stupider then dog shit, i dont give a shit, and i dont give a fuck, and i will never shut the fuck up, and i'll always Respect my enemys.
- ernest hemingway


The magical mystery worm is waiting to take you away

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

ridin that worm into the sunset

look, I need to get this skimmer squared. How the gently caress do I adjust the carberator on this thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

karms
Jan 22, 2006

by Nyc_Tattoo


Yam Slacker

Hows the skimmer?





haha no but really we need to see your worm.

Desert Bus
May 9, 2004

Take 1 tablet by mouth daily.

No worm, no love.

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SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

i dunno where the love worm is. somewhere it's still digging around but I haven't been able to see it. Skimmer spontaneously went from not doing poo poo to vomiting out 20 gallons of poo poo per minute
the move is almost certain not to happen now, we'll see. In the meantime i'm trying to get the poo poo half decent looking, will try to post some pics

goldies kids are loving crazy as poo poo now getting drat near huge. the blue guys are hyper brutal and constantly harry them now, they're like half an inch long and are running the tank like rabid dogs, kinda funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdaM5Mv-TTo

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