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Old 03-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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What might this be?

I just discovered several of these white tube things. All of a sudden tentacles will appear, then pull back quickly. Is this something safe? Thank you


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Old 03-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Looks like tubeworms:
The Worms Crawl In
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Thank you Rick.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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I also had these in my old tank- growing like crazy. I was told by my LFS that they're safe- they provide extra filtration. Is this right? If this is not right what would get rid of them?
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Oh yes, forgot to mention they're safe. Harmless filter feeders.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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Man, these saltwater tanks remind me of space so many ppl have life forms growing without a clue what they are! Sooo interesting! Almost makes me wanna make the switch
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Man, these saltwater tanks remind me of space so many ppl have life forms growing without a clue what they are! Sooo interesting! Almost makes me wanna make the switch
You should!! They're not too difficult to get going. Just need to keep diligent about your maintenance.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #8
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You should!! They're not too difficult to get going. Just need to keep diligent about your maintenance.
Ha! Im still so very new! Im 15 days into a fish in cycle on my 55! I came here after getting an aquarium kit for my birthday, complete with fish, typical newbie mistake, knew nothing of the cycle! Came here and am still learning! Seriously tho, I been lurking in the saltwater section of the forums and these tanks are soooo fascinating! If I ever make it thru this fw deal I may consider the plunge to sw, I am very diligent with testing and wc. I have to admit that the thought of a sw tank is very intimidating for a newb like myself! Very beautiful they are though
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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You should!! They're not too difficult to get going. Just need to keep diligent about your maintenance.
To be honest my saltwater tank has probably cost as much as 5 FW tanks of the same size to setup but its been 10x easier to take care of...if done right and the time taken to research its actually quite easy...I've ran into more problems with every one of my FW then my SW
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I've had FW tanks in the past....none of them have come close to how beautiful my saltwater tanks and coral are. I think all freshies are just salties who are scared to make the switch!
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I've had FW tanks in the past....none of them have come close to how beautiful my saltwater tanks and coral are. I think all freshies are just salties who are scared to make the switch!
Absolutely!!!
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make the switch cut cost by finding used deals online its easier then people think just start simple with the basics then expand and upgrade as you learn u can always find established saltwater tanks completely set up online for dirt cheap
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