What are these things?

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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I can't take a pic. because they are too small. Here's the best description I can give.

    1. They're white.
    2. I only notice them on the glass of my tank
    3. The middle is a perfect circle. (no bigger than a pinhead)
    4. out of the center (middle) they have strands (It kinda looks like a childs drawing of the sun)
    5. The stands that come off of the center all seem to be connected, kinda' looks like doily that your grandma would make.

    I have astrea stars, these are smaller, and different.

    Any ideas?
     
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    possibly sounds like copepods, they're all over my glass too when the lights first come on.
     
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    I don't think these are copepods, These are on my glas mid day. and they don't look like any copepod pic I've ever seen.
     
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    spirorbid worms - harmless to your aquarium.

    or if they move they're probably collonista snails.
     
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    Nope, not them either...These things aren't spirals. They're perfect circles.
     
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    Biff,

    You're truly a bad ass..Are they good, bad, indifferent...Are they food?
     
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    Biff, that's an awesome site BTW, I haven't been able to stop reading the articles since you posted
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hahaha. They are not good, but not bad either. Because they cannot survive long enough in our tanks to cause any problems. Usually you'll see them on the glass, but then they'll disappear and die off. I haven't really heard of anyone that has had them live longer than a few weeks.
     
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    Yeah there are a lot of good resources on that site. Tons of articles and databases.
     
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