What is it

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  1. willist0

    willist0 Astrea Snail

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    I just set this tank up Friday. After the water cleared I noticed this white thing, it's about 1' long and it's moved about 1/2" since Friday. Should I be concerned? Also ammonia today is 1.5, so I'm wondering if the ammonia might kill.
     

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  3. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I have never seen one of those before. It almost looks like a cucumber but not 100% certain.

    If you are concerned, remove it.
     
  4. willist0

    willist0 Astrea Snail

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    Shortly after I posted that picture I took my dogs for a walk, when I got back it had vanished.
     
  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    I wouldn't worry too much. Ammonia will probably kill it and it will become another food source for the nitrifying bacteria during the cycle.
     
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  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Peanut worm I believe.
     
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  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    is that uncured rock? if so, you'll probably find a lot of various critters on it as you go through your cycle.
     
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  9. willist0

    willist0 Astrea Snail

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    Yes it is and I found a bunch of worms of various sizes as I was putting the rock in the tank, any worms that fell out in my rinse bucket did not make it to the tank. I haven't seen anything else yet but the tank has only been up 4 days.
     
  10. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    it also is quite stinky as well :) my very first reef I started with uncured rock - it was really cool to see such a variety of life on it