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    detritus or debris ?

    Still have problem with this tiny tings in my tank,
    does everyone know where detritus/debris come from? beside waste from fish and corals.

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    It is the end result of many biological processes, but also part of the continuing process (there are organisms that continue to digest it).

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    It might be foramnifera, which start growing and attaching to rock. They eat particles in the water, and they look like waste.

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    I will post my suspect creature who has live in my tanks, its look like a leech but dont know what the name is that creatures are
    And attach very tight to the rock and come out if only in the dark/no light.

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    Bristle worm.

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    LOL
    not bristle

    here the pic :

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    This is more kind of leech then worm.

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    There are many attached on almost all liverock.
    attached very tight, I have to use knife/cutter to put off (crusty) and just in the dark/night they all come out.

    Anyone know what kind creature is that ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by alum View Post
    There are many attached on almost all liverock.
    attached very tight, I have to use knife/cutter to put off (crusty) and just in the dark/night they all come out.

    Anyone know what kind creature is that ??
    Chiton- They eat algae, bryozoans, diatoms, and bacteria

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    Those are some of the oldest creatures on the planet!! You don't want to get rid of them, they are good for the tank, in fact I have bought them before

    http://www.reefcleaners.org/index.ph...mart&Itemid=58

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