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Old 10-30-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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Featherdusters per gallon?!?!

After having my tank set up for 2 months now, i just made a new discovery, LOL. For the longest time I only thought i had 2 feather dusters in my 20 gallon. I just now counted 11. But there are also these little white things everywhere (walls and rock) that look like they could be baby feather dusters (giving me like 200+ of 'em). Is this possible and is it okay?

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Yes and yes. They are filter feeders and will ebb and flow with food population.

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Their abundance dictates you have a mature stable tank. As Scott said they are filter feeders and will help to remove excessive nutrients from your tank.


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The little things your seeing are like feeather dusters, but they aren't them persay. I cant remember, but they are a different type that only get a few millimeters across. I have them everywhere in my sw tanks also, they take over everything. I use filter feeder stuff for my gorgonians and polyps so they go nuts and flourish.
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