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Old 08-16-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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marine snow

i have a lot of "marine snow"... i mean it looks like snow it's covering the under belly of my rocks but not on the top.. is this a bad thing? should i clean the rock?
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Do you have a cleanup crew, usually a couple of peppermint shrimps can do it.
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huh? i have peppermint shrimps... and i do have a clean up crew... snails and crabs.. are they suppose to eat it?
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if its organic, yes they should remove it over time.

or is it more of a hard, crusty white deposit?
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looks like formations of snow... there are like snow flakes they look exactly like snowflakes,but only on the underneath of one big rock
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Could be some low light sponges growing.
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really? i have a sponge in the tank already... that would be sweet. snowflakes turning into sponges? never heard of that. this is a great hobby...
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No it is probably some q-tip sponges, the tips look alot like snow flakes. They usually mean you have alot of particulate matter in your water.
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think it's a bad thing to a a small build up of this.. i mean should i try to do something about it or let it be?
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Q-tip sponges look like q-tips http://www.reef-aquarium.net/resourc...s/sponges.html
either one isn't anything to worry about.
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