Is this a sponge?

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  1. Dane

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    This stuff is growing in my sand bed and on my rock work. How do I get rid of it? Pictures aren't working :(

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    Pictures aren't showing up :(
     
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    I know...sorry. I'll try again with the laptop here in a min.
     
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    Lol like sponges to me...

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    Sponges they are, if Nickz pics are yours.
     
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    Thanks buddy! Now...how to kill them. Lol. With fire?
     
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    They will come and go with nutrients in the tank. Sponges in general are good for the tank. I have huge populations of yellow sponges and some that look like yours, but mine are all tangled together and now are sort of one giant ball.
     
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    Once the source of the silicate is depleted they will likely start to fade away. I personally would leave as is. They won't hurt anything. I purposefully dose sodium silicate in my tank. I like the variety of hitchhiker sponges. I will never actually buy an ornamental sponge becuase they have poor survival rates ( with the exception being the purple vase one that is cool ). The hitchhikers kinds though that are come in orange, yellow, white, purple I really like them.
     
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    Thanks for your all your knowledge guys, got a worse issue now. Small patch of bryopsis popped up. FML.
     

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