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    Posted: June 16 2017 at 8:33am
My display tank and sump are being taken over by pineapple sponge how do I get rid of it. Everybody tells me that they aren't bad but they are taking over my frags please help
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They are wonderful, let them go.

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they thrive in low flow areas. your options are:

1. increase flow

2. manual removal. (they'll just regrow)

3. find something that will eat them (maybe some kind of nudi)

they shouldn't take over your corals or anything, so like adam, id say let them go, but its your tank.
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Just leave them and they will go away.  Try not to let it bother you.
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They're growing on my frag plugs and the frag's don't fully come out
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I think sponge is cooler than frags, but I guess you could up the water flow. And airate the flow.

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Can you post a picture of them?
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Yeah, a pic might be a good idea. I've never known Pineapple (Scypha Sponge pic below) Sponge to bother any coral. Maybe it's something else or maybe something else in the system is bothering the coral.
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