What is this?

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  1. aKlevans

    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I saw this weird white thing attached to my rock. Any ideas of what it is?

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    There are also some weird trails in the sand next to it.
    Also, my nassarius snails are all crawling around near it, I don't know if that helps.
     

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    majano or aptasia. Kill it.
     
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    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I don't think it's an anemone because it has no color whatsoever. Also, I haven't been running lights yet so I don't think it could've grown.
     
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    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I think it might be some sort of sponge
     
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    Dilan Patel Well-Known Member

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    Wait are those tubes hollow?
     
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    How fast did it grow. When in doubt, get it out;)
     
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    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm pretty sure, but I can't be positive
    I just noticed the whole thing today.
    Yeah, probably will.
     
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    Any tips on how to remove it?
     
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    I'd bet it's a sponge.
    If you poke it, does it move?
    Diatoms and sponges both like the same thing to grow. So sponge blooms Esp pineapple sponges are common in new tanks.
     
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    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It doesn't react when I poke it. Does that mean its a sponge?

    If it is, I might keep it.





    ...I'll name him spongebob.
     
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    +1
     
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    I would keep it, good filter feeder. Won't hurt anything.
     
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    A little better pic and if you do googling and maybe pinch a strand of it for texture to help the Id.

    I don't also leave it beacuse id rather have sponge than diatoms.
     
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    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Don't have a camera available right now, but it feels soft and fuzzy.
    sorry, I don't understand.
     
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    Diatoms and sponges both consume silicates to build their structures.
    I would rather have sponges bloom and pull the silicates out than diatoms.
     
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    Oh okay, thanks.
     
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