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Old 10-21-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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I have noticed that I have q tip sponges in my protein skimmer at the base of the cylinder. Is that normal?
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It's normal in my tank!

But seriously... I do think it's normal for them to show up where there's an accumulation of good stuff to eat. And for them, I would think a skimmer would be a pretty good place to eat!
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I have noticed that I have q tip sponges in my protein skimmer at the base of the cylinder. Is that normal?
There`s nothing wrong with it.
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Some of those hitch hiking sponges are great. They will host your beneficial bacteria as well as filter the water.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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I am starting to see these guys everywhere in my tank. Are they going to take the whole thing over?
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Probably not, they tend to stay in the shaded areas....
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Will better lighting reduce these guys?
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im not sure but i dont think so because they grew on my rocks when i had them and it was pretty much direct to it... mine just disappeared when i added more clean up crew.
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