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theagogos
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PostPosted: 2006.09.09(Sat)21:11    Post subject: Infestation? Reply with quote

Went to my 25 gal Reef Tank to change out the owa bag in my filter and was shocked to find what appeared to be small insect larvae on the bag. They were about 1/10 of an inch (2mm) in size and looked like small shrimp crossed with a millipede. Are they bad for my tank, and if so how do I get rid of them without hurting my crustaceans, coral, and fish?
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PostPosted: 2006.09.10(Sun)8:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likely copepods, usually a good thing so no worries.
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PostPosted: 2006.09.10(Sun)11:38    Post subject: Not Copepods..... Reply with quote

I have those little white guys, did some research and I think they may be madge fly larvae. I pulled my filter element and it was crawling with them so I replaced the element. I am going to upgrade to a 55 gal and use a canister to replace the eclipse. I figure I won't have the problem anymore if the filter system is no longer exposed to air.
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