Strange growths.

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  1. accentstencil

    accentstencil Bristle Worm

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    I have a lot of different crap growing in my tank at the moments but in particular I would like to know what these things are.
    They are about a quarter of an inch long with a tail of about 3 to 4 inches. This is the best pic I could get.

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I get the impression you believe them to be animal not plant?
     
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    accentstencil Bristle Worm

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    I have no idea, I just used the term tail as a way to describe it. I doubt that they are animal though because they stay in the same spot.
     
  5. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    It's algae.

    The "tail" is algae growing in scratches in the glass/acrylic.
     
  6. accentstencil

    accentstencil Bristle Worm

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    Thank you.
    Great another type of algae to add to the list.
     
  7. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Just part of (presumably) new tank syndrome. Nothing to worry about really.
     
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  9. accentstencil

    accentstencil Bristle Worm

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    Thank you all for the replies.
    It is a relatively new tank (about 8 months).
    I downgraded to a smaller setup to cut down on the relentless maintenance, it hasn't been cut down by much.