Any idea what this is?

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  1. danimal

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    Hey guys

    Did some re-scaping this weekend and discovered this on a rock that was previously covered. Any ideas? (an no, I'm not refereing to the little aptaisia :p)

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    I have lots of those 2 .. the aptasie and the white tree :p
    Would be intresting to find out what it is...
     
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    The "white tree" is some type of worm. Let me find it quickly.
     
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    Here you go:
    Worm Hitch Hikers

    Scroll down to the bottom half of the page - look for this heading:
    The Sabellidae with non-calcareous tubes

    Could also be:
    "The tall structure is a foraminiferan. They are acellular organisms that build a skeletal structure out of sand grains. In some tropical areas these are often found near sponges and build their structures out of sponge spicules. They have the name of "spicule trees."

    The crustacean in the adjacent tube is indeed a filter feeder. It is also an amphipod.

    These sorts of critters are common in the real world, pretty uncommon in tanks."

    From: http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic104709-11-1.aspx?Update=1

    Could also be:
    Sand Mason Worm (Lanice)
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    very cool, thanks jacques!
     
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