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    Sponge control?

    My tank has more small white sponges than I'd like, any suggestions what I might add to control them?

    Thanks!

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    I have no suggestions other than to say that the population SHOULD control itself-maybe...you could always manually remove them. If you do, it would be a good idea to wash your hands after as some sponges are very toxic.
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    I had an explosion of little white "puffballs with crowns" sponges when my tank was young. They went away in time.
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    That's exactly what I have "puffballs with crowns" on just about every imaginable surface lol. There's also a couple of non-descript spounges I'm not exactly thrilled with. I'll chill out then & see what happens.

    And I've already had a run in with squishing something that shouldn't have been squished bare handed. Next time I move rocks around I'll wear gloves. Didn't see what it was, I just felt it go squish & then my hand went numb yet tingly for about an hour.

    Cheers!
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    you possibly touched a button or a zoo.
    they are known to do this.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Krugar,
    Those usually show up when the tank is newer and they also tend to congregate in very low flow areas. Good current will help them dwindle away.

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    Now that you mention it, they are under the powerhead & between rocks mostly.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll look ac changing things a bit so more flow hits the "problem areas".

    Thanks!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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