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any idea what this could be please

Discussion in 'I.D Section' started by Desertgoast, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Desertgoast

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    View attachment 78794

    Can you see the white blemish on the rock? Is it's a bit of sponge or something else..
     
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    Possible a sponge. Can you get a closer pic at all?
    Did you sort out some lighting?
     
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    Ye, got a cheap boyu 3 lights unit, then upgraded the.bulbs with ATI ones, (all 15000k)
     
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    Think it's a sponge, kind of looks like smudges on the glass though.
    If it is then some can be invasive so keep an eye on it. I have some invasive in mine but it doesn't seem to be growing so happy to leave mine for now.
    Good news on the lights.
     
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    Can you get a pic of the disc / centre.
    Given the colour and likeness of tentacles it looks like one but also looks more red than brown in the pic.
     
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    I.can get.round.it and you cant see it from uptop...should I.get rid just.to.make sure..? Can I just scrape it off and.bush with a toothbrush?
     
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    Toothbrush will possibly release spores. To be honest if you have one, you usually have a few.

    I have used Aiptasia X beforehand which was successful but some people couldn't get it to work.
    There are a few solutions but none are guaranteed.
    Apparently KalkPaste works. Read up on it and I have some KalkWasser if you want to try it.
     
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    Am still.cycling.my.tank so I could just tanks it out clean it up dip it in ro for.couple days? Would that work
     
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    Stab it with a hot solder iron or hot screw driver and give it a quick rinse, I cut one off with a knife today but chiseled about of rock off with it so it didn't release spores then rinsed to be sure


    Regards
    Sean
     
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    Not too sure on that one. I reckon it will just shrink up and stay there.
    Other options are:
    Lemon Juice
    Boiling RO
    Both injected into the central disc before it closes up.
     
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    Ive got various sponges growing on my rockwork, didn't realise some were considered bad. Got some yellow bits here and there that i hope grow but theres more plain whitish sponges all over the place, this could be a problem?
     
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    It's more a case of being invasive.
    Check out chicken liver sponge. I have some and guess many people do really. Mine isn't invasive as yet but when I start to stock up it may become a problem.
    Some sponges like the pineapple sponge ( tiny in comparison ) are considered good filter feeders and are nothing to be worries about.
     
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    Hard to tell looking through google, mine are almost translucent, they have a very smooth surface but look very poorus inside
     
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