Urgent help needed Sponge accidently exposed to air on the topside

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  1. Jakkals

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    Hey Guys

    I know, I know, I know :(

    But is there maybe I slight chance that it might survive?
    Happened to anyone before?
    And if, when will I notice the sponge going down.
    In other words: If it's okay after so many days, I can stop worrying.
     
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    what sponge is it? Not all sponges die when exposed to air, some spend hours out of water during low tides. Will nedd to id the sponge before we can let you know if you can stop worrying.
     
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    I just saw that on Google which gives me a bit of hope...
    Mine is the well known Blue Sponge. Doing well in my tank.
    Also @ http://www.aquacon.com/sponge.html on the right.

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    How long was it exposed to air?
    Cant really say when/if youll start noticing if it was damaged. Youll just have to watch closely and hold thumbs.
     
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    Blue sponge is the hardier type of sponges. Some guys actually totally dislike them as some types can become very aggressive growers.

    Those orange leaf like types, they do not make it.
     
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    Thanks Guys.

    Checked out the Scientific name last night and Googled Low tides. Apparently the Purple Haliclona spp. (mine is the blue) get exposed to air for a long periods of time during low tide.
    I found this pdf as well as another showing a certain organism which tends to live inside these sponges and even at low tide, when the sponges are exposed, doesn't die off - which compliments the fact that these sponges do get exposed to air. Mine was halfway out for 2 seconds most.
     

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