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12/03/2003, 01:05 PM
OK here goes my first shipment, I have had it for almost 2 weeks now totally cycled just waiting for the weather to change for next shipment
check out the size of the pieces compared to the putty knife
All 3 Pieces totalling 130lbs poor quality sorry
Placed in the tank and cycling
Remember this is a six foot tank the pieces are huge!
12/03/2003, 04:53 PM
Hey!!!!! You stole my rock!
Just kidding...mine came the same way. 150# in 3 pieces and awesome ones at that. TBS rocks eh?
12/03/2003, 06:36 PM
Delta , your rocks looks great!
TBS rocks really rocks!! I'm also waiting for my second shipment for my 90G the first shipment was really great I got 3 rocks that fit perfectly in my tank and a lot of hichikers including a tiger goby hopefully the weather gets better down there.. soon I'll post some pics in a new thread, good luck with your tank!
12/05/2003, 01:45 PM
Well got the news this morning no shipment today :(
Oh Well we have waited this long whats a little longer
guess i ll have to get some new photos to post
12/05/2003, 07:41 PM
All the rock next post will be close ups
12/05/2003, 07:47 PM
More closed brain
Not sure but open for ids
Think its a christmas tree worm
that all for now could get right now, the red open brain coral was too hard of an angle to shoot
Great ground work for the good rock to come
Great Job TBS
12/05/2003, 09:30 PM
YOU LUCKY REFFER!!
An xmass worm!!!!
takes 10 years to get to that size!
12/06/2003, 08:39 AM
Great pics. Cool macro algea in the closed brain pic.
12/06/2003, 10:05 AM
Why, you lucky worm ;) , you got a Christmas Tree worm!!!
But to deflate you, your closed brains appear to actually be Siderastrea radians, 'lesser starlet corals.'
Your 'open for id' is one of three: (Multiple choice test for Landlord, who's supposed to get CMA for himself & 'Surprise' ;) though the answer won't be in CMA, it'll be easier to find in Borneman )
(a) Phyllangia (hidden cup coral)
(b) Cladacora (tube coral)
(c) Tubastrea (also tube coral)
12/06/2003, 10:13 AM
Any idea what this is there are like 6 of them next to the dying spong behind this one but they are small
12/06/2003, 10:15 AM
If you're talking the little purple looking guys, they're tunicates.
Sorry, I can't help you with genus or species...
Where 'South of Boston?' We used to live in Lexington (and glad not to be buried by the Nor'easter!)
12/06/2003, 10:51 AM
"south of Boston" Carver next to Plymouth and yes we have snow wet and sticky now but surposed to get colder and then it will be a real mess, frozen wet snow you know ICE
Nah the plant like thing white with pink/purple glowing limbs(filters) was what i was trying to figure out but the other id was more than welcome i will try and get a better picture
12/06/2003, 01:41 PM
Small feather dusters? (worms, sabellid worms if I recall). Shape can be either like a leaf rake, or circular.
12/13/2003, 07:59 AM
Here s little guy i have like 10 of these
here he is with his filters going
12/13/2003, 08:07 AM
more TBS rock inhabitants
more to come
12/13/2003, 08:10 AM
Cant for the life of me get a good picture of this open brain
if i don't shoot it fom above it you cant see it tucked in behind the sponges nicely
12/13/2003, 08:12 AM
Great looking pictures. Nice brain!
12/13/2003, 08:13 AM
Beautiful photos! What kind of camera & settings? Macro? Auto exposure, or are you manually manipulating flash, etc.? I've got a hard time getting good focus.
12/13/2003, 08:23 AM
All that I can say is, I WANT SOME!! :) Looks absolutely gorgeous!
12/13/2003, 08:38 AM
sony cybershot dsc-p92
white balance auto ISO 100
running in macro mode
not a barnical its a snail got alot of these too
12/13/2003, 08:41 AM
Had to post a better shot of the Xmas tree worm
the sponge in ths shot the one that looks black and grey actually has a mother of pearl look to it its really cool can't seem to get it on film though
12/13/2003, 08:49 AM
gotta save some for tommorrow its gonna snow again
this is a pic of last weeks storm halfway through
12/13/2003, 08:52 AM
this was my porch after the storm j\k :)
01/05/2004, 08:08 AM
Fingers are crossed Maybe tommorrow for my second shipment :)
01/05/2004, 10:02 AM
Delta: how did you have it shipped up to you?
I'm also thinking of possibly getting TBS. If you had it shipped via airline, how much was it (asusming it went to Logan)
01/05/2004, 12:08 PM
The "not a barnacle" is a keyhole limpet.
I got several of those as hitchhikers; also a shield limpet (looks like a keyhole limpet with a cape...) Will post photos when I finish reformatting my other disk...
Providence Airport, as it's served by Southwest, is probably less expensive than Logan. But Acton to Providence is probably a PITA...
01/05/2004, 12:11 PM
all in all it's pretty much the same.. most likely only slightly longer drive (by about 15minutes)
The more I look around the more I think this is the rock I want to get... I just can't front the Coin($$) to buy the amount I will need off the get go.
Seriously thinking about buying some type of base rock first. and then maybe like 25# of TBS... decisions decisions :)
01/05/2004, 12:35 PM
well it was $139.00 to loganthe total shipped was 330lbs so its .42cents\lbs
01/05/2004, 12:37 PM
Hm, I thought on your original post it said you had 130# shipped.?
01/05/2004, 12:38 PM
Thx hdtran for the id they are always welcome:)
The "not a barnacle" is a keyhole limpet
01/05/2004, 12:41 PM
yeah it was 130lbs of LR 130lbs LS, water and packing i doubt that the pieces really only weighed 130lbs because they are all huge all three of them are "TWO HANDERS" and great for my size tank
see the piece in my avatar that covers just about the whole top of a large shipping box which is about 2'x3' and thats the smallest of the three but my favorite due to the uniqueness of things on it
01/05/2004, 01:06 PM
"THEY WERE DANCING IN THE STREETS"
X-mas in January it will be here tommorrow:)
01/05/2004, 01:09 PM
same here, looks like our Christmas is a little late this year :)
01/15/2004, 08:31 PM
here we go again more pics
01/15/2004, 08:31 PM
this is the end result of 260 lbs LR
01/15/2004, 08:36 PM
life on rock
not sure what this is looks like a ndi but bad pic
well in rock
Damaged brain but coming along strong
not all but just a few
01/15/2004, 08:39 PM
hmm where did these come from
a couple of cuke brought friends anemones that is
Never saw this listed in the package
01/15/2004, 08:45 PM
although this guy was not wanted in my reef or his other 3 friend(little mantis's)
i kept him anyway about 3 inches
his friends moved to my brothers he was very happy to have them but i needed to put my old amiracle trickle sump to use so
is a mantis house:)
now all my unwanted crabs are a welcome treats for this guy.
his smashing is very loud poor gorilla crabs they never know what hit them.
01/27/2004, 11:48 PM
Delta, Thanks for sharing the photos and your experience. This is awesome.
01/29/2004, 05:10 PM
Its been my pleasure to share :)
01/29/2004, 05:52 PM
I live in MA also and am wondering how you got it shipped? To Logan and picked up?
01/29/2004, 06:08 PM
I had it shipped to logan and picked it up its the only way to go.
its less than .50cents \lbs
02/27/2004, 09:48 AM
i found a pair of these
not very good photo they are shy. They look like pitols shrimp
but have orange\yellow claws translucent blueish bodies with white strips down their backs they are always together so i am asuming they may be paired. any input on what they are exactly would be great but i keep finding new things :)
02/27/2004, 10:38 AM
I'm glad you got a pic of those "pistols".
Because I've got one too, and of course mine never hangs around long enough for me to get a pic of him ;)
He looks like my other Pistol Shrimp, but has bright orange claws, and light, bright blue legs ... looks kind of cute !!!
I hope somebody can identify them.
02/27/2004, 10:47 AM
took me 4 days of shooting to get a good enough shot to post,
wiil keep trying to get a body shot but from the time it takes for my camera to actually take the pic he\she is already gone
02/28/2004, 04:18 PM
When I looked into my tank a couple minutes ago, he was just sitting at the back glass eating some algea.
Well, here we go
02/28/2004, 04:19 PM
And here is another one, of the mysterious "Pistol Shrimp"
02/28/2004, 09:22 PM
03/08/2004, 09:34 PM
OK OK OK Ive seen toooooooo many TBS rock storys on here.... gonna order about 20 lbs first thing tomarrow. Told my wife that I was gonna spend some more of my hard earned money on rocks and got the typical response ___________ <~~ fill in and be sure to cuss....alot. Then I showed her pics all over this site, and she said " that is some neat stuff on that rock" So im in :)
Will post some pics of my own ;)
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