Strange Growth

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  1. marinenoob

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    Hi,

    Can someone please help. I have the these white stick/stalk like things growing on all my rocks and now they are starting to grow on my corals. Please help, how can i get rid of it?

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    loks like it could be some sort of sponge.

    @Dane - whats your opinion?
     
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    I have a small colony of something I think might be the same, it is growing in my cryptic zone though. Does sponges not need light?
     
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    weird! I think dave is right. Sponge is the first thing that comes to mind. Otherwise an algae of sorts? What does it feel like? When you pull one off does it come off easily or pull a few more with it?
     
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    the more I look at it the more I think a marine plant of sorts..
     
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    It is deep down in my very tall CZ and I can not reach it.
     
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    I got pink sponge like that in the dark areas of my tank but mine sticks to the rock and does not stick out like that.. I should take a pic of mine actually lol :)
     
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    It does look very similar to some sort of algae, almost like the branching 'stems' of caulerpa. But it appears to be growing in the dark and sponges dont need any light.
    Are they hollow inside?
     
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    Yeah, hollow tubes would be a good giveaway...
     
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    Have a look at sponges from the genus Leucosolenia.
     
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