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Old 01-09-2019, 01:27 PM
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how do I get rid of white sponge in reef tank

I have white sponge growing in my live rock and harming some of my LPS any ideas? THANKS
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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sponges are usually a good thing. it helps filter your water
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:54 PM
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thanks i will post some pics tonight when i get home
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:32 PM
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:33 PM
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Last one yellow sponge
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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Pretty sure inverts will gobble on it such as urchins and starfish , dunno how much rock it’s actually covering but I just used a toothbrush to scrub it all away and have a small powerhead to suck up the little bits
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:29 PM
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thanks
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:39 PM
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manual removal. it doesn't take a lot to scrape away. had this in my old tank, it does outcompete zoas, etc. very annoying.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:59 PM
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If I take it off manually with a brush In the tank will it spread. Do I need to take rock out if sothat would be very difficult Thanks
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:04 PM
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hmm not 100% positive. if in doubt, take it out. could it possibly release spores of some kind, cells that can reproduce elsewhere? someone else might know better, but it sounds plausible since sponges can be asexual and sexual species.
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