I.D please

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  1. Chris Makings

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    Hey guys, I am posting a lot on this today,

    Added more live rock and I have just noticed this on rock.

    What is it and is it reef safe?( I am sure it is) and. How do I look after it so it does not die. [​IMG]
     
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    Not very clear but looks like a feather worm ... Filter feeders ... It looks after itself ... Get ready for more .....
     
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    thanks chikaboo, is it fine if I am going to keep coral? Is it good to keep in the tank? quiet new to this and i dont want to have something that i am going to struggle with in the long run

    Aybe this pic will be a little better. [​IMG]
     
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    They are fine but can start to grow like wildfire then can smother your corals ... They excellent in helping keep water clean and sparkly .... Just watchout if they start to grow out of control ....
     
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    Cool, but if they start getting out if hand what can I do?
     
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    Manually remove them and keep them in the sump or find a natural predator like a butterfly to munch them but he might start liking your corals as well ....
     
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    They are beneficial , filter feeders will keep water and Params in check by using the excess nutrients and food.
    They shouldn't get to plague proportions if you have good husbandry
     
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    Feather duster. Very beneficial , had one for almost 2 years and was great! Recently got a copperband though so...no more feather duster for me:(
     
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