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Thread: hitchhiker?

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    They look like feather dusters to me. Theyve developed in direct water flow and in small crevices. How should I go about cleaning this up? Thanks
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    Looks more like pineapple sponges to me

    I would leave them be as they are beneficial

    What are your current water parameters ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Looks more like pineapple sponges to me

    I would leave them be as they are beneficial

    What are your current water parameters ?
    Salinity 1.025
    And I just got the hanna phosphate checker 0.07
    Ill check everything after work today though
    They are on most pieces of rock throughout the tank

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    ditto what Cliff said...sponges are good to have around!

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    There are so many it is not pleasing to the eye

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    They are there because there is enough food for them to proliferate. If you want less of them, you can introduce competing feeders, or maintain your tank so there are less free nutrients in the water.
    If you start trying to scrub them off, you'll just end up having to do it regularly and stir up your tank every time.

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    +1 to the above

    This was why I has asked about your water parameters earlier
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Salinity 1.025
    Phosphates 0.07
    Ph 8.1
    Ammonia almost 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 2ppm roughly
    76 degrees
    Ive used only moon lights for the past two weeks.
    I make my own rodi and store it in a 50gallon tank with a hob filter and 400gph powerhead and no light. I use coralife salt mix. This is a fowlr tank.
    Last edited by onesikdc; 02-22-2014 at 02:52 PM. Reason: typo

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    Once your tank is done cycling, most of those sponges should disappear after a few 20 to 25% water changes (assuming your nitrates don't climb and your phosphates drop a little).
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    The tank is a year and a half old. Ive been doing biweekly 10% changes

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