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  1. zgg01

    zgg01

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    I Had these star like things on the glass of my tank for a week (they come and go) i did some research and apparently they are called Hydroids (NOT SURE THOUGH) any feedback is appreciated

    Are they Harmful ?
    What do they indicate ?

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  3. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Those are not good from what I've read, here's a link that you can read thru, hopefully can will find a solution to get rid of them.
    How to kill Hydroids | reef tools

    Good luck
     
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    Cladonema jellyfish possibly. Eat small copepods.
     
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    Just keep an eye on them. If they go for your softies they are probably something else.
     
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    Do you have any aiptasia in the tank by any chance?
     
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    zgg01

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    no i have none ... my tank is 2 weeks in the cycling process and i have no LS so i can clearly see that there are no aiptasia present :(:(
     
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    I think those are snowflake hydroids. From what I know, they are mainly present in new tanks and should go away on its own. I had a small outbreak when I set up my nano tank last year April and they were gone in a month or so.
     
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    My tank has been running 6 weeks now, I had them in week 2/3 and they have since gone away.
     
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