new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live rock

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    I am 1 week into my first reef tank cycle--still have high ammonia and some nitrites---0 nitrates--these are on a piece of live rock I started with-----any ideas??? picture 1 a possible feather duster??? pic 2 the object is in the middle of frame it is less than 1/4 of an inch in total size--pic 3 bad photo --will see if i can zoom in a bit
     

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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    Welcome to the site.
    pic 1 is a feather duster, good thing.
    pic 2 can't tell,
    pic 3 kind of looks like some sort of paly but can't tell for certain, if it is then good.
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    could those things live in that harsh of enviro?( ie hi ammonia and nitrite?)
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    Hello and Welcome!

    All of those things are pretty hardy, they should survive your cycle.

    1- i agree
    2. manjo anemone. This is pest and you should kill it with some Aiptasia X before it spreads
    3. looks like a red feather duster to me or some sort of red paly. I wouldnt worry about it
     
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    All very hardy hitchhikers. But only time can tell.
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    better pics hopefully
     

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    Yep thats a majano for sure, get some Aiptasia X on that sucka!
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    What are you using for substrate? Looks like the stuff you'd use in a planted fish tank. :shock:
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    nope--live sand--i thought it was different as well
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    Where that "live sand" come from? It doesn't look right. Usually mineral would give that kind of color, and that mineral will give you lot of trouble down the line.
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    Agree with Wes, where did it come from?
     
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    Welcome to the site...everyone has you covered.
     
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    welcome to the site...:D
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    I bought the sand in a bag at petco---it says live reef sand on the bag--hope its ok
     
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    you guys and gals already taught me a valuable lesson...Quarentine EVERYTHING going into my New TANK!!!
     
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    Re: new to hobby--1st tank cycle not complete--what are these things growing on live

    Just like what the pictures show you, they suppose to be white, black, kinda brownlish or somewhere in between. Any other color is not good for salt water tank.
     
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    What size tank do you have I would try to get your self some hermits and turbo snails
    That we'll help your tank with the cycle and also a few starter fish to take the bio load down
     
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