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Old 04-22-2014, 11:49 PM   #11
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Don't know bout the light thing altho I will test that tonight when my lights go off at 11pm. Seems like i can touch one if them and most the entire section of the colony retracts. Like they're all connected.
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So if they are tube worms....would they retract quickly with bright light?
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:51 PM   #13
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I can only speak to the ones I've had, but yes, for whatever reason, they retracted in a blink when I did that

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Old 04-22-2014, 11:53 PM   #14
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I've had aiptasia also, and pretty bad, but never that many that close. Mine would only retract when I touched them, the rest ignored my touching the others

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Old 04-23-2014, 04:19 PM   #15
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If it is aipistasia you could try a peppermint shrimp. I had 2 instances of the stuff hitchhiking on new corals and both times a pep cleared it up.
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I've got 2 of those and that's why I'm starting to think these guys aren't aptaisia. That and the fact that aptaisia x had no effect on them what so ever. Lastly....the tube like structure is not something I've ever seen with aptaisia either. I just don't want them to get out of control. Wud I remove them with a razor blade? The tube is kinda tough. Feels like plastic actually. Lol.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:46 PM   #17
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I don't think you have aiptasia, I think it may be colonies of little tube worms. I left mine, I had a few critters they were food for, their numbers decreased, then seemed to plateau. I think they grew back at about an equal rate to them being eaten. You could get some new pieces and replace those very covered rocks also

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Thanks redwolf.

I think your right. Ill leave em.

I have an issue with killing things in the tank that don't need to be killed. (Like pests and what not)

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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I'm the same way, I'll let something eat them, but won't kill anything unless I have no choice. I think the Arrow crab I had loved those little things for what it is worth. Good luck, keep me posted on them.

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Can anyone identify these?!

They are colonial hydroids. Some people swear they will take over, and I can say I currently have a boatload in my tank and wish I'd have known what they were and worked on them early on. They don't seem to hurt anything that I've observed, but they are an eyesore.

Kalkwasser paste helps to control them, but you'll likely need multiple applications.
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