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I have a sponge like this in my pico reef that came on my cultured 'real reef rock', it has has been growing quick, I was going to post an ID thread but here it is! A yellow sponge eh? Cool!

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WV Reefer
7 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

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I have a sponge like this in my pico reef that came on my cultured 'real reef rock', it has has been growing quick, I was going to post an ID thread but here it is! A yellow sponge eh? Cool!

Mine started out as one sponge then it ended up everywhere!! 😊

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Friendly

what do sponges do in a tank? I mean...they don't move around do they? what kind of nutrients and lighting do they need to survive/thrive? can they be harmful to tank mates?

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1 hour ago, Friendly said:

what do sponges do in a tank? I mean...they don't move around do they? what kind of nutrients and lighting do they need to survive/thrive? can they be harmful to tank mates?

They filter. 

 

They do not move but they can spread in various ways. 

 

Some are photosynthetic. 

 

Some can be aggressive in their growth by rapidly covering corals. 

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how do they anchor on? are they hard to remove if they encroach on your corals?

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WV Reefer
9 hours ago, Friendly said:

how do they anchor on? are they hard to remove if they encroach on your corals?

 

All of mine, except for two that I bought, just showed up one day. If they get to close to something you can just pic them off. 

 

Heres a few from both of my tanks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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they look like the stuff nightmares are made of, LoL!

 

so I'm guessing sponges remove easily then?

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8 hours ago, Friendly said:

they look like the stuff nightmares are made of, LoL!

 

so I'm guessing sponges remove easily then?

They definitely give off some 'Stranger Things' underworld vibes 😄 

 

They're usually not difficult to scrape off a rock, but small remnants often grow back.

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8 hours ago, Friendly said:

they look like the stuff nightmares are made of, LoL!

 

so I'm guessing sponges remove easily then?

 

10 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

They definitely give off some 'Stranger Things' underworld vibes 😄 

 

They're usually not difficult to scrape off a rock, but small remnants often grow back.

I haven’t had one yet that I couldn’t just pick off if needed. 

 

 

The yellow sponge actually disintegrated into little specs that blew all over the tank and made new sponges. I thought it was dying. 😄

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TheBig053

Best looking tank in hillbilly land 😉

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1 minute ago, TheBig053 said:

Best looking tank in hillbilly land 😉

 

Aw, shucks. 😊

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A Little Blue

I like sponges. Happy sponge= happy tank. 

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TheBig053

Aint got no work tomorrow! Blastin’ the OutKast!

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
9 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

 

I haven’t had one yet that I couldn’t just pick off if needed. 

 

 

The yellow sponge actually disintegrated into little specs that blew all over the tank and made new sponges. I thought it was dying. 😄

Damn, I didn't even know that they would do that. That's really cool. I have a couple cool ones on a small piece of rock.

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On 2/15/2019 at 8:21 AM, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

Damn, I didn't even know that they would do that. That's really cool. I have a couple cool ones on a small piece of rock.

 

Yeah, check out the process:  

 

 

healthy sponge. 

 

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Split into a separate piece. 

 

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Original Piece Falling apart.  

 

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Then the new sponges all over the tank. 

 

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Tamberav

Love them sponges! I got a big yellow one growing under my rock. 

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1 hour ago, Tamberav said:

Love them sponges! I got a big yellow one growing under my rock. 

It’s awesome to find them just popping up everywhere.  

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2 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

 

Yeah, check out the process:  

 

 

healthy sponge. 

 

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Split into a separate piece. 

 

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Original Piece Falling apart.  

 

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Then the new sponges all over the tank. 

 

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Wow that's awesome thanks for the pics 😀

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Also fished out the latest crab shed:

 

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-looks less gorilla and more stone crab to me. Big boy. 

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dferrari13
14 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

 

 

 

 

 

Nice pics as always 

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16 minutes ago, dferrari13 said:

Nice pics as always 

 

Thank you. 😊

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I just caught that big f*cker trying to murder Buffalo Bill! 😠

 

I mean, Buffalo Bill had it coming, karmically speaking, but I can’t have that. He’s the OG of this tank! 

 

I hope I can trap him but:

 

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Christopher Marks

What a jerk! What do you have planned for your trap?

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8 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

What a jerk! What do you have planned for your trap?

 

Im still working that out.  Not much room to maneuver in there! 😄

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