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    Blue sponge

    I just ordered a blue sponge and was wondering if anyone had one and could tell me how successful they were with it or any negative points. Beyond the normal stuff I have read


    I pic would be fun as well

    J

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    I had a few of these before(pics below) and only have one left who is slowly gowing away. They are a hit and miss... sometimes they stick around... sometimes they don't. Try and make sure they don't get any air or your chances of them surviving are slime to none.

    They like light and also filter feed. Click for larger image


    Hope this helps... good luck

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    Sponges need silica to grow too so if you can get some natural sea water they will last much longer. I have loads of encrusting pink sponges ( and white, and mauve, and yellow...) but I only use sea water. I had a big orange ball sponge that lasted a long time but eventually shrank away.
    I love those blue ones! Good luck!
    Gail in Nova Scotia

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    Ivan,
    I have lots of sponges growing in my tank..., maybe you should just give me that taller one to take care of for you??!!!

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    There's an idea, it'll match well with Greg's starfish... :

    Oh, you're so designer Greg.... LOL

    Van
    It's not junk, it's un-assembled DIY!

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    I have a couple small pieces of whats left from the few that left me during a small crash... your more than welcome to give it a try.

    IJO

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    Well I got the call, that my blue sponge was in. I went to the LFS and found it wasn't in very good shape. The was alot for white areas that I felt was die off. The LFS Manager agreed that there must have been some problems in shipping as it was not exposed to air and was acclimated over a couple of hours in his shop. Oh well maybe I'll find a good one some where.

    J

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    Jakets,
    Maybe it wasn't exposed in HIS shop, but I'll bet it was somewhere between picking it up in the ocean and arriving at his place. Also, you are never 100% sure about what he says even if he says it wasn't. That's the problem with sponges.

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    Also, you are never 100% sure about what he says even if he says it wasn't.
    Now that's what I call double-talk... :

    Greg, you should have been a lawyer... LOL

    Van
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    Van,
    Just read sllloooowwwlllyyyyy!!! Perhaps sounding the syllables one at a time and maybe then you'll understand... It ain't rocket science!!!.... Engineer huh???

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