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Old 05-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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white dot invasion

I'm having a problem with white dots invading my aquarium. They are attached to the glass, the UV sterilizer and in the canister filter. I have to use a metal spatula to remove them. They're the size of a pin head and sometimes the dots form in a snake form. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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pics would help and more details about this particular setwould also be helpful, but my first question would be do you have any nerite snails in the tank? as it sounds like a pretty good description of their egglaying habits
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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manbeast. I have one snail, good size, don't know what kind. It's a 50 gal fowlr. I'm thinking of converting to a reef. Not entirely. Probably start out really slow. The tank has been up and working for a good three years and now, these white dots. I thought perhaps some kind of calcium build up. The dots are hard like rocks. Thanks for your input. If you think of any other possibilities, let me know.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:48 AM   #4
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I think I am dealing with the same issue. I have like 10 nass snails and one large snail. I was wondering if I am seeing eggs too.

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:45 AM   #5
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I think you may be seeing baby feather dusters with their hard calcium coiled tube. I get them in my skimmer and back glass usually in the corners and around equipment. I get them in my skimmer too.

Might not be what it is but thats my guess.
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I think I agrees with schism. I have the same things on the back of the tank. Little white coils. Either worms or mini feather dusters.
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Spirorbid worms.
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Spirorbid worms.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #9
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Spirorbid worms.
Just harmless filter feeders
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Patrick93, Leighton79, Carried, CrystalA and Schism: Thanks for responding so quickly. I just finished doing a 30% water change. The water was the dirtiest I've ever seen it and I had done a water change 5 days ago. I usually do a WC every 7 to 10 days depending. Inside the canister filter and the filter sponges had these little pink worms. I'll have to check with my LFS and find out how to stop the worms from taking over my tank. I guess that explains the white dots, huh? I hope Patrick93 is right and they're harmless.
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