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Old 12-15-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hi all,I have a 55 gal. SW tank with 1 clown fish in it. I am seeing tiny white bugs all over the glass. Did a small water change two weeks ago and cleaned the glass but they returned. What are they and what can I do to get rid of them. Tank has been running for about eight years.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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im no expert or anything... but are they on the inside or outside

being a reptile keeper the first time that comes to mind is dust mites.

Near impossible to nuke. what i do is extensivly clean the entire tank.... dont forget any nuks and crannys... was EVERYWHERE. then i put double sided tape around the entire tank... doesnt need to be huge .. these are tiny tiny bugs we are talking about. in all likelyhood if they are dust mites your tank is not the cause of the mites

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Welcome to AA. If I was you I would post this question on the SW forums. There `s not alot of folks that come to the welcome forum. More people will see it there.
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The bugs are on the inside of the tank.
Its hard to tell they are bugs till they move.
Outside of the tank is spotless.
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Welcome to AA!

I would venture to guess they are copepods or a type of isopod. If you can get a pic of them that would be great. Otherwise go here and see if you can find one that matches up with what you are seeing.
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