need help I.D. anyone?

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    Biohazard240 Robert

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    So my tank has been running for well over a year now, everything was going great until the dreaded hair algae bloom. I was plucking away on one of my rocks and saw something that startled me lol. need alittle help, can anyone tell me what the heck this thing is please.
     

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    Does it move or is just stuck to the rock? I have no idea what it is but tagging along to see if someone else knows.
     
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    Biohazard240 Robert

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    Found out the hard way lol its clam or a mollusk. heck of a hitchhiker!
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    It's a filter feeder.....FREE CUC!!!!!!
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    and...by the way...that is an awesome rock.....
     
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    Biohazard240 Robert

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    :bounce:i will upload a full pic of the rock . it was a pretty penny also . the rock just so happen to be full of algae spores..freaking pet store swore up and down it was cycled. that's why i have been battling hair algae for the past month! so i took it out completely stripped it and going to cycle it myself.
     

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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    That is amazing....not Florida rock, is it????
     
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    Biohazard240 Robert

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    i have no idea. it is heavy , i would say 10-15 lbs. im going to set up a ten gal. to cycle it in. how long do you think i should let it cycle?
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    I would give it a month if it were me....but, is it going into an established tank? if so, why are you cycling it, just needs to be soaked clean...
     
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    Biohazard240 Robert

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    i didnt feel like srubbing all the algae off so i took it the power washer to it. wasnt sure if i would need to cycle it again. yes the tank has been running for over a year and a half.
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    If you washed it off real good then I would do a few days in new RO/DI water then add it to the existing tank....the rock that is in the tank will cycle it out....maybe do a couple of rounds of RO/DI soak....that will just help get any remaining nutrients out of it....

    Some I know even soak them in preoxide or chlorine but I don't go to those extremes....
     
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