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Old 04-12-2006, 12:40 PM   #1
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roots growing everywhere.......

My 72 gal. tank is growing brownish roots all over the live rock,wired looking thing. Then this thing grows into a sponge. They are even on my corals.HOW CAN I GET RID OF THEN.......
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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can you provide us with a picture? That would be helpful to know what your refering too? Sounds like an algea problem but without pictures we may not be able to help!
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I know what you're talking about but I was never able to get a good enough pic for someone to identify. Is this a fairly new tank? It eventually just went away for me.
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my tank is 20 months old.
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Gatorfreak is probably talking about diatoms. You say it grows into a sponge? Explain.
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No, not diatoms. I've had exactly what he's describing.
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they are like tree roots growing all over, and they are like sponge.
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:32 PM   #8
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they are like tree roots growing all over, and they are like sponge.
If it looks like a sponge, it normally is. There are branching root type sponges, I had them in my seahorse tank and the lfs I go to has two tanks they keep the lights off on to propagate them. Not sure why except that sponges are great filters.
Anyway, they seem to love low light/high nutrient areas. Mine went away on it's own, yours may as well or you may want to cut them out if they get to invasive.
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