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Old 01/09/2008, 10:39 PM
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Can anyone ID

Alright, we have been cycling for about a week now. I am noticing 2 different type of something. Can anyone ID?



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Old 01/09/2008, 10:44 PM
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1st pic looks like some sort of sponge. not sure of the second pic
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:08 PM
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agree...1st pick looks like a sponge. 2nd pick maybe a sponge also. Really hard to see. Can you post a sharper image of the second one?
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:17 PM
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I am trying to get a better picture of the 2nd one. having a hard time
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:31 PM
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I got a better picture of the 2nd

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Old 01/10/2008, 08:20 AM
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Bump for the morning crew.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:02 AM
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Both look like a type of sponge.
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:03 AM
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Does anyone know for sure what the second one is?
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:45 AM
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looks like a sponge to me, no real way to be absolutely sure.
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:01 PM
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Second one looks almost like the "slime" for lack of a better word that's often left behind when a coral or something similar dies. When you move the rock around, does it make a cloud in the water? If you're just cycling, it could be a sponge or something similar that died. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:14 PM
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When you move the rock around, does it make a cloud in the water?
Nope.
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:25 PM
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:27 PM
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So, since the tank is cycling, It will all die off as expected correct?
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:15 PM
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Should I worry about this stuff in the picture?
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:58 PM
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No easy answer as to will they die off during the cycle....depends entirely on the tank conditions & any food sources.

If they don't, you might want to keep an eye on the second one -- it looks like an invasive species. The first ones look okay.

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Old 01/10/2008, 04:01 PM
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invasive species...
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:11 PM
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IME sponges usually grow on the bottom of rocks or in the shade, not directly on top like the second one. If it were me i'd take it out and scrub it.
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:35 PM
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I took out the rock and sprayed it off good, All gone! Lets see if it comes back
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