Pineapple Sponge takeover

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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    So, as some of you may know, my tank is under the good care of my girlfriend for 6 (3 to go) weeks while I'm down in sunny Alabama. Before I left I had a bunch of pineapple sponges growing, but apparently, since I've been there, they've grown prolifically.
    According to her, they've grown all over one rock and several other places. Can they grow to numbers that threaten the tank's overall balance? Anything to be concerned about?
     
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    They'll do that for a while.Grow and spread,then they'll die back.
    I wouldnt worry about it.If they start to get outta hand,you can always pick em out.
     
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    Ok,
    Thanks Yote!
     
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    Does anyone have any pictures of Pineapple Sponges. I think I have some of these in my sump but I'm not sure what they are or what they look like. I googled Pineapple Sponges but all that comes up is Pineapple Sponge Cakes!

    Thank you!
     
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Thanks!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    They're also called q-tip sponges or scypha sponges.
     
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    Thanks Biff I found it with the name scypha sponges! :bowdown::D
     
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Initially I thought one was some sort of a salt deposit and squished one between my fingers. That was gross.
     
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    Been there done that :)
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    lol :D yep been there done that.
     
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