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weird thing in refugium

Post by Welch4 » Sat May 23, 2015 6:26 pm

So I was doing my chaeto trimming, I had a red slime breakout in my fuge so was doing a more thorough trimming to get rid of the slime and found this on top of my mud layer at the bottom. The fuge has been setup for around 6 months. Any ideas on what is it? I have a pair of fluval plant tongs in the back for comparison.

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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by eieio » Sat May 23, 2015 8:28 pm

:yikes:
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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 24, 2015 12:37 am

The BLOB!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by Welch4 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:43 pm

So this stuff has started to grow on some of my LR. Anyone have any idea what this could be or if its harmfull at all?
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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:35 pm

Sponge?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by Welch4 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:54 pm

Yep sponge. Weird structure but found an almost identical pic. http://melevsreef.com/node/460
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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by El Scorpio » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:55 pm

Part of the fun of having a refugium is not knowing what's going to end up growing in it.

The other part of the 'fun' is sticking your hand in it and feeling something grab it! :)

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Re: weird thing in refugium

Post by Welch4 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:42 pm

Yea I cant even thin out my cheato by hand anymore. Stuff is crawling with bristleworms. I also use my fuge as a jail for any pest that come in corals and plugs. There are two very unhappy crabs in there now that ripped through all of my sps. The sponge is kind of taking over the tank. Doesnt seem to be effecting anything besides needing to scrape off the koralia now.
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