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is it possible i got afeather duster


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    Default is it possible i got afeather duster

    i just got 11lb of live rock today from my lfs and i just put it in so i was looking at it and i found what looks like a very small feather duster or a shaving brush plant. is it posibil its a feather duster.
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    shawn
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    davejnz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Probably is,I had 1000's of those little hitchiker feather dusters in my old 40gal tall LPS reef.

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    i like them is there any thing i could feed them or are they ok. there are only about two and are about a centimeter.
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    They are filter feeders. There are asorted foods for them I would find something that would be good for them and others in your tank
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    yeah i was just at the stor and i picked up some phyto plankton stuff
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    davejnz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Be careful with phytoplankton.Only use the live stuff(DT's),if its not refrigerated when you buy it,then its worthless.Even with the live stuff,you have to be careful with it,it is an algae afterall.Most corals do not eat it,its best used to feed clams,feather dusters,gorgonians,and a few aposymbiotic corals.
    BTW,I've never used phytoplankton.My tank that was loaded with them that i just broke down was fed bi-weekly with an assortment of homeade foods.A good practice to start doing is to turkey baste your LR every day to blow off detritus.Filter feeders will eat detritus,phyto,bacteria,etc. as long as it is the right micron size(I think 5-10micron).My experience tells me phyto additions aren't needed to maintain these smaller,hitchiker dusters but dosing phyto SPARINGLY I'm sure will help.

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