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Old 07-07-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Sponge takeover?

I'm not sure if i'm having a problem or not? I have a few species of sponge that have come on my LR, however, the one seems to be growing at a supersonic rate. I've noticed that the sponge has grown my LR together forming a wall, also the sponge has made a 3 inch ledge below one of my LR platform/overhangs.... can sponge reach plague proportions? any type of fish or invert that can widdle it down for me? suggestions please TIA
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****, I wish I had your problem, I think!
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I have some sponge grwoing like wild in my sump. It doesnt seem to be slowing down either.
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You can see the yellow sponge in the background. A half a year ago that was a small piece you could barely see. Now look at it . It has filled that hole up and is about 3 inches long. They are good filter feeders for your tank.
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Not sure. But I've the same problem.

Last I counted I now have about 5 LR populated with the yellow sponge that was on one to start with.

From what I have heard this is a GOOD thing to have. Apparently you can accidently kill it off (Or on purpose) by bringing it out of water for a short period. IE: AIR is very nasty to this.
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From what I have heard this is a GOOD thing to have. Apparently you can accidently kill it off (Or on purpose) by bringing it out of water for a short period. IE: AIR is very nasty to this.
You heard right, as air contact with most sponges will kill them.
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