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Hi all!
I am about to acquire a 72g bow front tank fully established with 10yr old black damsel fish in it!

alittle background:
Ever since I was a kid I’ve had all kinds of freshwater tanks, and I told myself when I buy my own house I’m going salt water. Now is finally the time. I have been doing research for over a year on saltwater tanks and finally found one in my budget and I don’t have to start from the bottom!

In all my research a lot of the questions I’ve had has brought me to this forum so I figured I might as well join.

we are transitioning the tank in two days and there’s still one thing I haven’t gotten answered and I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of it… but in the tank it looks almost like very small gray muscles attached to the filter housing and the walls. Almost like zebra muscles. Can anyone tell me if they are good, bad, or if I should let them be? I’m just afraid if I let them go they will take over the tank.

anyone have suggestions?
 
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Welcome to R2R and the salty side of the hobby! Congrats on your upcoming acquisition of an already-established tank. Re the unidentified critters, a picture might be necessary for a proper identification. Even if it is determined to be something beneficial to the tank, it may be hard to save them during the move if they are attached to the walls.
 

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Hi all!
I am about to acquire a 72g bow front tank fully established with 10yr old black damsel fish in it!

alittle background:
Ever since I was a kid I’ve had all kinds of freshwater tanks, and I told myself when I buy my own house I’m going salt water. Now is finally the time. I have been doing research for over a year on saltwater tanks and finally found one in my budget and I don’t have to start from the bottom!

In all my research a lot of the questions I’ve had has brought me to this forum so I figured I might as well join.

we are transitioning the tank in two days and there’s still one thing I haven’t gotten answered and I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of it… but in the tank it looks almost like very small gray muscles attached to the filter housing and the walls. Almost like zebra muscles. Can anyone tell me if they are good, bad, or if I should let them be? I’m just afraid if I let them go they will take over the tank.

anyone have suggestions?
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Hi all!
I am about to acquire a 72g bow front tank fully established with 10yr old black damsel fish in it!

alittle background:
Ever since I was a kid I’ve had all kinds of freshwater tanks, and I told myself when I buy my own house I’m going salt water. Now is finally the time. I have been doing research for over a year on saltwater tanks and finally found one in my budget and I don’t have to start from the bottom!

In all my research a lot of the questions I’ve had has brought me to this forum so I figured I might as well join.

we are transitioning the tank in two days and there’s still one thing I haven’t gotten answered and I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of it… but in the tank it looks almost like very small gray muscles attached to the filter housing and the walls. Almost like zebra muscles. Can anyone tell me if they are good, bad, or if I should let them be? I’m just afraid if I let them go they will take over the tank.

anyone have suggestions?
Welcome! You know bud, it’s not the hitchhiker I’d be worried about. It’s that 10 year old damsel!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!
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Hi and welcome to R2R. If you are getting the tank from someone who has had it running for years would you be able to ask the previous owner what they are? I'm sure once you post a pic someone on here would be able to help. It's unlikely to be a hitchhiker that will stump the collective knowledge of this site.
 

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