What is this coming out of my leather?

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I saw these coming out of my leather this morning they are really hard and break like glass. Any Ideas what this strange thing is?
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Im guessing it is Calcium Carbonate Sclerites.
The coral maybe stressed or damaged.

There is some information about it here
 
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Im guessing it is Calcium Carbonate Sclerites.
The coral maybe stressed or damaged.

There is some information about it here
That is actually really cool it probably is stressed since its new to the tank.
 

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That is a microscopic view? It is blown up? What magnification is that at?
I was thinking bobbit worm. Lol but after reading your describition idk.
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I used to be on an id page on fb. It was all scientist and biologist. Always bickering about the species and calling this and that a. Prsofughs. And c. Tragulis. Lol.
Funny cuz my common names they never argued with. Id always chime in with a common house hold name. Lol
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yeah i don't quite think it is diatoms, do you own any acid at home, vinegar, hcl, etc, give some of the sample pieces a beth and if they survive intact then they are not the carbonate sclerites of the coral
 

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I saw these coming out of my leather this morning they are really hard and break like glass. Any Ideas what this strange thing is?
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There will always be small critters like this. This just means that it's an established tank with a good cycle. The fact that its small to be visible on a microscope shows that it shouldn't be harmful yet, if it gets bigger than it can provide an issue.
 
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