So yesterday I go out and purchase a few new pieces of live rock and a feater duster. Small tank -12g. and to put in the new piece of lr
I have to take it all down and put it back together. It was the biggest piece in there and I wanted it for the roof of a cave. Turned out pretty cool. But as I was putting it all back in (even put back in the same water, I'd saved it in a couple of buckets, this spider webby stuff started appearing. It was massive and got all over everything. It was so bad that when I was siphoning the strings out the shrimp would come and stand under the hose and let me suck the stuff off of their legs and antennaes. every few minutes it would come back and in the process of an hour I had to siphon half a gallon of water (and goo) out of my tank 5 times. I panicked cause I got the feather duster on a lr
from a show tank that I saw a cucumber in and I was worried 1 might have hitch hiked. The lfs
said that was unlikely and that it was probably the feather duster emitting sperm.
It cleared up and everything seems normal. Levels are all the same, no spikes.
What I want to know is what could it be and how do I prevent it.
Oh yeah - I have a pair of blue green cromis and a variety of hermit crabs, snails and a few corals and now the feather duster. They are all behaving normal.