Found these in my sump?

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Just noticed this ball of what ever in my sump. I did notice a tubual (sp?) Coming from one of my zoas the other day and this ball seems to be a Huge colony of them. I am asumming it's bad.....

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So I am looking for ideas... I have doing my best to manually remove what appears to be white spaghetti sponge's. It is getting to the point where a huge clump clogged up my main return line at my gate valve. If it wasn't for my overflow things could have been bad. Once I opened up my gate valve they all came flying out.....is there good way to kill them chemically that won't kill the corals and or fish?
 
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Dumb question...Since sponges hate air... what would happen if I put an air stone down in my main return? Would I loose siphon? Since the top of the tube is 12inches under water it should still drain.....anybody done this before?
 

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