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ARGHHH What is this stuff????????

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ARGHHH What is this stuff????????
Old 01-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
 
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You said it is brown...it looks gray in the photos. But if it is brown, it may be similar (or the same) as what I have had. In my case I assumed it was caused by organics. Very similar in this respect to cyanobacteria, and both were often together. It was almost always in the roots of the floating plants, Water Sprite mainly. At its worst it became congested around stem plants. I tore that tank down, for reasons other than this, though related. Haven't seen it since.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #12
 
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I know it looks grayish in the pic but its a tannish brown. I am planning on tearing it down tomorrow and redoing it. I bought new lights less wattage and some that are 6500k and not 5000k like the ones that are in it now.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #13
 
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I know it looks grayish in the pic but its a tannish brown. I am planning on tearing it down tomorrow and redoing it. I bought new lights less wattage and some that are 6500k and not 5000k like the ones that are in it now.
Just curious, what plant species in this tank?
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #14
 
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Just curious, what plant species in this tank?
Post #4 in this thread http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ke-over-89470/ is how the tank is currently setup. Though the crypt on the left side completely melted today.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #15
 
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Post #4 in this thread http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ke-over-89470/ is how the tank is currently setup. Though the crypt on the left side completely melted today.
Just wondered; I had this brown fluff and cyanobacteria only in tanks with crypts. Not sure if there is a connection or not... I have beeen meaning to get hold of Karen Randall, as I believe it was in one of her columns some years back that she mentioned cyano occurring more in tanks with crypts, and this has certainly been my experience.

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #16
 
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Not sure if there a connection or not with this brown stuff as I had it in one other tank a 29 gallon and didn't have crypts in it.
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