New member with bioballs growth question

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  1. Texas Dennis

    Texas Dennis New Member

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    Hey friends. I have a 210 gallon reef setup with a Triton44-v2 sump. I changed my sump light recently and now have little sacks growing on my bioballs (looks like spider egg sacks). Any ideas if this is good/bad? Currently the balls are in the fuge chamber (water then goes to skimmer, then return chambers).

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    Can you get a clear picture without the red glow light? My guess would be some kind of algae with the light change but cant tell with the red light.
     
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    #reefsquad can probably help with your question. I think it's probably buildup. Is there any flow in that portion of your sump? Bioballs need to be tumbled.
     
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    Looks like sponge which is good. Also algae spores which are likely from Red Light which promotes algae and macro growth

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    Looks like pineapple sponges to me.

    From your pic.
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    Sample to compare to
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    Sounds like a great setup. The adolescent in me is screaming behind my eyes. All sorts of responses to the sacks, balls, and growths issues you're having :)
    For the record, "I don't know." (zips lips)

    Welcome!

    p.s. - does it burn when you pee ;Wideyed
     
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    I am falling in line with others, sponges. Nice filter feeder to have in the sump;)
     
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    Sponge!
     
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    I hope someone more knowledgeable in this realm answers your question! :)
     
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    Welcome to R2R!!! Looks like pineapple filters!
     
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