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Old 06-06-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hairlike white strands...

Hello!

Just a question about my tank. I have a 125 gallon tank that you have probably seen pics on my 125 log post. Recently there have been white strands of something that looks like 'thick hair'. I have no idea what this is but it is all over ALL of my live rock. Only on the rock.

Any clues?

I have some dark brown forming on my new pvc closed loops but the sand and rocks are pretty clean.

I use RODI water and do a change of 30 gallons once a month. Nitrates are around 15ppm. Ammonia/Nitrite are at zero. Calcium was at 350. I dosed with kents liquid calcium three capfuls over a few days.. which equals about 2-3 ounces I believe. I need about 9 onces to bring the calcium up to 415.

Is this a result of the calcium dosing?
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Do you have any kind of sand sifting fish or invert such as a wrasse or sand star? I used to have an eel who would always kick up sand and things like that would pop up sometimes. It could also be a worm of some kind.

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Can you get a pic. Sounds like it could be spaghetti worm (I think that's it)?
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Can you get a pic. Sounds like it could be spaghetti worm (I think that's it)?
Sorta sounds like it.

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Here is a video of my tank. This shows the hairlike stuff... also my clown fish poses at the end.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...67641494022998
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Holy Cow that made me sick to my stomach.. You were all over with that camera
What I did make out did not look like the Spa worm, just looks like crap on the LR. Siphon it out the next time you do a water change. Some wrasses do make a cacoon for sleeping but that looks more like a cob web on the LR.
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Yeah, either that or hair. Does it retract at all, or just flow all the time?

Thanks for the tour, that was pretty awesome!
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Looks like normal silt on the rocks to me and a good cleaning/blowing off with a baster or something would get rid of it. Nice tank.
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Thanks guys. Sorry I was moving so fast.


1 minute 20 seconds into video.. round thing on the rock that retracts when it sees my hand or body around the tank. Is it a feather duster?
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Yes, that is a rock dwelling type of feather duster worm.
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