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Old 08/07/2015, 07:44 PM   #1
Duglis
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Another Hitch Hiker ID plea

Once again I have found something in my tank that wasn't there yesterday and I don't know what it is. Trying to google these things is difficult, "pinkish brownish polyp thing" doesn't yield much. It is a dull, brown-pink color but that may be because it is on the underside of an arch. Anyway, here are a few terrible pictures. I'm sorry for the quality, but, well, glass and water and light and angles etc etc..

Also I am just starting to get some Gelidium (fibers are just a few mm long) if anyone has tips on that lovely mess (same rock, too).


10g tank w/live rock and sand, Tetra pf10 backfilter, two marineland maxijet-400 pumps (used as powerheads on opposite ends of the tank) rated at 110gph each, and a fluval eco bright LED (24LEDs, 600 lumens, 7W).


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Old 08/07/2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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hard to tell but almost looks like a sponge, as for the gelidium emerald crabs, turbo snails, sea hares and urchins are supposed to work.

http://www.reefcleaners.org/nuisance-algae-id-guide


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Old 08/07/2015, 08:06 PM   #3
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if you talking about that orange brown thing in the center of the 2nd pic then i'd say sponge too.


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Old 08/07/2015, 08:23 PM   #4
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Nice. Is it good or bad? Keep it or go after it with a pick and some tweezers? My tank is real fresh, so CUC is not yet an option. I just went after the gelidium with tweezers and a baster. I'll monitor to see how bad I spread it around, but it looks like I got it.

*Wow, dumb question, disregard post.



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Old 08/07/2015, 09:18 PM   #5
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Sponge is good, filter feeder


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