Volcano

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  1. Manic

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    I have no idea what this thing is, first thought it was just some elaborate rock work but today when i went to look at my tank it quickly closed. There is two of them next to each other. They kinda look like volcanoes with luminus blue tips. Any ideas?

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    from the look of it, some type of barnicle,
    do you have a better pic?
     
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    I'll try get a better pic now. This thing is kinda soft though. Looks like rock but feels like some sort of soft coral.
     
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    sorry double post
     
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    Those are zoas if I'm not mistaken
    wait for the more Knowledgeable guys to answer.
    cheers
     
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    I'm guessing an acorn barnacle. Try an get a pic from the top
     
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    Okay so I moved the rock around to get a better pic. they are both closed now though.

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    i would go with a type of barnicle, but lets see what the concensus is
     
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    oh now I see the 2 rocks. yeah looks like some sort of barnacle.
     
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    Been looking at pics of barnacles and they look hard. This thing is really soft.
     
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    maybe they still growing, if you can get a pic of them open, it might help...
    also trying to seach online for something similar
     
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    LOL! Sorry - I just HAVE to say this - they look like a chameleon's eyes! ;) LOL!

    No idea what they are - let me have a look in my 2 Oceans book.....
     
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    They are open now. Gonna run I get a pic quick.
     
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    I had the same in my previous tank. It looks as if they breathing if the "Volcano" is open. Always wanted to know what they were. And they always have 02 "Volcano's"(Outlets) next to each other. And they are definitely soft
     
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    Thats cool. At least I'm not the only one. Did they ever grow or spread?
     
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    maybe some sort of bi-valve or sea squirt, will see if i can find anything.
     
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    Yes, they did grow, and I moved them to the existng tank, but they did not make the Chiller incident.. I also thought Sea Squirt, but if you look inside, it looks completely hollow, with a type of "slow " Breathing Pattern
     
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    Thanks guys appreciate it. I've looked everywhere and couldn't find it and I really don't like having stuff in my tank that I know nothing bout.
     
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    I shinned a torch inside it and nothing. It has absolutly nothing inside. Weird.
     
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