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Old 12-02-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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spiderwebs in my tank?!

i have recently had a spate of growth from what can only be descibed as spiderweb looking algae/coral/stuff. its opaque/seethrough and is getting larger. it is sprouting up all over my live rock. its not 'taking over' my tank, but just want to make sure that this isnt going to get out of hand. i can only presume that its a bit of over feeding maybe or the tank is going through a cycle.

please someone put my mind at rest to what it is and if i need to take action .

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Old 12-02-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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James, it's coming from a worm that sends out a web-like net to capture and eat tiny particles in your tank. I forget the name, but will look it up for you.
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Sounds like it might be vermetid snails.
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I dont think its worms, i have just uploaded some pics of.

spiderwebs 1, spiderwebs 2, same stuff but not spiderweb looking
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hopefully these images can help.

(thanks for the quick replies by the way)
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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What's in your pictures looks like a sponge of some sort.
Here is a picture of my worm with netting extended:
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What's in your pictures looks like a sponge of some sort.
Here is a picture of my worm with netting extended:
I have lots of this stuff in my tank.
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Mitton.... the pictures you posted are just sponges. Good things to have.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:41 AM   #9
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brilliant, thanks to all of you for your help if they get to a decent size i will post some more pics.

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That's the word I was searching for in my mind.
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