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Old 11-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
 
Clear sacks on glass

I don't think there bad. But I was wondering what they can be. They are tiny little clear sacks with a little white dot in the middle. I have seen them on other peoples tanks but know one ever knew what they were, and I would like to know what they are. Next time I get some on the glass I will try and get a good pic. I will wipe them off and they will return. They'll go away for a while then return for a couple weeks.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
 
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they could be copapods. i know sometimes if there are alot of them they start going on the glass. they are extremely tiny crustaceans that most fish like to eat. dragonnets and scooter blennies make a diet of them and often nothing else so a large amount of them is a good sign. can't be sure what they are without seeing them
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:08 PM   #3
 
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It's hard to tell by the description but it could be snail eggs and or little tunicate sponges. My tank will burst with them about once every 4 months and then a month later they all disappear.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
 
I have some sacks or what appear to be small bubbles on my live rock but they are a very dark green color. Any ideas on what those are?
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:34 PM   #5
 
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Dark green, almost clear? Bubble algea. Not much will touch it. Clean water is the best rememedy, Emerald crabs might do it.
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:39 PM   #6
 
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Dark green, almost clear? Bubble algea. Not much will touch it. Clean water is the best rememedy, Emerald crabs might do it.
Cool...it's not really a problem as there are only about 2 bubbles. I was just curious.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:11 PM   #7
 
It can spread quick, so I would try to get it out of the tank.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:17 PM   #8
 
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It can spread quick, so I would try to get it out of the tank.
By hand or by water changes?
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:21 PM   #9
 
Do your normal water changes and then try to grab the bubbles and rip them off the rock. if you have a sump you can put them in there.
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:35 PM   #10
 
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If the rock does not have anythign of value on it remove it from the water for 2 weeks. That will do the trick.
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