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Just added some sweet sponges to my tank. Really hoping I can keep these bad boys alive for a while. I know they usually don't last too long in our closed system.

 

I currently broadcast phytoplankton, zooplankton, reef roids, coral frenzy, and reef snow 3 times a week. I also add KZ' sponge power every day.

 

I'm currently using Seachems zooplankton but I might add Brightwell's 1-2 micron zooplankton as well to get smaller species in the tank.

 

Any helpful thoughts or suggestions?

 

 

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Clown79

I think with your feeding it will help.

 

I know they can't be exposed to air and like lots of flow

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5 hours ago, SaltyBuddha said:

Just added some sweet sponges to my tank. Really hoping I can keep these bad boys alive for a while. I know they usually don't last too long in our closed system.

 

I currently broadcast phytoplankton, zooplankton, reef roids, coral frenzy, and reef snow 3 times a week. I also add KZ' sponge power every day.

 

I'm currently using Seachems zooplankton but I might add Brightwell's 1-2 micron zooplankton as well to get smaller species in the tank.

 

Any helpful thoughts or suggestions?

 

 

 

What kind of sponges? Some need light some don’t. 

 

I have multiple types of sponges and I do not feed them anything. 

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On 6/7/2019 at 9:19 PM, WV Reefer said:

 

What kind of sponges? Some need light some don’t. 

 

I have multiple types of sponges and I do not feed them anything. 

Red Finger Sponge (Ptilocaulis sp.)

Orange Encrusting Sponge (Ptilocaulis sp.)

Yellow Ball Sponge (Cinachyra alloclada)

 

All from Live-plants.com.

 

I've never heard of sponges that require light. Which kind do you have?

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26 minutes ago, SaltyBuddha said:

Red Finger Sponge (Ptilocaulis sp.)

Orange Encrusting Sponge (Ptilocaulis sp.)

Yellow Ball Sponge (Cinachyra alloclada)

 

All from Live-plants.com.

 

I've never heard of sponges that require light. Which kind do you have?

 

 

I have a Purple Plating Sponge  (Collospungia auris) and a Red Plating Sponge (Collospungia sp.)

 

 

 

They both grow quickly but not aggressively.   

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