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Old 12-07-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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will a dead-feather duster come back to life?

I was staring at my liverock in the water and noticed 2 feather-dusters that were dead and stuck to the side (almost a fossilized look). The LR has been in the tank for about 1.5 weeks and I was wondering what the chances were for them to come back to life. I'm really looking to find some more interesting hitchhikers than 3 snails.
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Nothing dead comes back to life, even in an aquarium.
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Feather dusters depend on nutrients in the water column to live. If you don't have a very well established system yet they may or may not make it. As your system ages you will see them come and go.
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I heard that feather dusters are actually a worm not a coral
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...The LR has been in the tank for about 1.5 weeks ...I'm really looking to find some more interesting hitchhikers than 3 snails.
Watch what you wish for! Some hitchikers may be more "interesting" than others! Don't worry... pretty sure you'll find more as the months progress. I started my tank in 2006 and am *still* finding things I didn't know I had.
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