What are these spikes?

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  1. Phyrannus

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    What are these spikes that rapidly growing in my rocks and equipment?

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    The top ones are feather dusters. I cant make out the bottom ones but are they a solid white blob or a tiny spiral. If they are spirals they are also feather dusters
     
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    Thank you tony.. but i dont think its a feather duster, they are kinda hard like rock and hard to remove.. They are all over my rock and wavemaker.
     
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    im with tony that they are a form of feather duster worms. the hard calcarius spiral you are refering to is the housing the worm makes and it lives in the spiral. they are tiny filter feeders and benificial to a system so i personally wouldnt try remove them. I have thousands on and under my rockwork and i just leave them be :)
     
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    Thank you so much... now i know.. :thumbup:...
     
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    They also grow on the aquarium glass and are a PITA to remove
     
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    I think some are feather duster worms and some are small vermitid snails
     
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