Urgent help needed What is this thing!!!!

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    i keep on finding strings of silk in my aqurium and i thought it was my coral having trouble but then i saw a spider! in my saltwater tank have any of you ever had this problem it is beig coloured and its not a crab because it has a ABDOMEN this thing is freaking me out what is it and how do i get it out?! one of my crabs and fish have gone missing already it is the siza of my thumb but always scurries into its hole when i come near the tank
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    after staring at my tank for 15 minutes i thought silk was stupid than i realises they were transparent banded tentacles coming out of my brown star polyps what are those i touch them and they retract very quickly back into my brown star polyps what are they?
     
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    I would suggest it is feeding tentacles...
     
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    But you should rather post a pic, it will make it much easier to identify it...
     
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    Sounds like the strands peanut worms spin
     
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    Without a picture to correctly ID you'r "transparent banded tentacles "...I'll take a shot in the dark and ask if it looks like this...?
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=27247


    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963314


    PS: Vermetid Snail...?
    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-01/rs/index.php


    Sweepers.jpg
     
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    nope, just annoying
     
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