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post #21 of 45 Old 07-25-2013, 08:27 AM
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I can't figure out how to put pictures up lol. But white algae?
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If you can shoot with your phone, go to the full version and "go advanced". Select "manage attachments" then "browse" and either it will prompt you to choose existing or take photo. Then "upload" and viola presto magica, pictures will appear.

Perhaps it's a fungus, if the phone upload doesn't work, maybe look up some images online and see if you can find anything that looks similar.

I had a white/grey fungus start on a piece of driftwood once. It looked sort of white but wasn't solid, sort of opaque and a little translucent. That was when I added my snails and they made short work of it and I've not seen it since. Even if it is mold (which I'm not certain would happen in the aquarium underwater), snails would probably have a feast on it... once the cycle is set up anyway.

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post #22 of 45 Old 07-25-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
It's not a good pic but let's see if it even works
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post #23 of 45 Old 07-25-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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If you can shoot with your phone, go to the full version and "go advanced". Select "manage attachments" then "browse" and either it will prompt you to choose existing or take photo. Then "upload" and viola presto magica, pictures will appear.

Perhaps it's a fungus, if the phone upload doesn't work, maybe look up some images online and see if you can find anything that looks similar.

I had a white/grey fungus start on a piece of driftwood once. It looked sort of white but wasn't solid, sort of opaque and a little translucent. That was when I added my snails and they made short work of it and I've not seen it since. Even if it is mold (which I'm not certain would happen in the aquarium underwater), snails would probably have a feast on it... once the cycle is set up anyway.

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Ok finally figured out how to get picture to post
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post #24 of 45 Old 07-26-2013, 11:07 AM
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Well, seeing as there is nothing else in the tank, you could just scrape it off and suck it out with the vac. The pic isn't that clear exactly what it might be. Some random growing thing.

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post #25 of 45 Old 07-26-2013, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well, seeing as there is nothing else in the tank, you could just scrape it off and suck it out with the vac. The pic isn't that clear exactly what it might be. Some random growing thing.

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I had to zoom in to see it but that was the best pic I got. Wasn't sure if it was helping or hurting the cycling process.
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post #26 of 45 Old 07-26-2013, 07:37 PM
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Doesn't make any difference. Just give it a real thorough cleaning when it is done

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post #27 of 45 Old 07-27-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Doesn't make any difference. Just give it a real thorough cleaning when it is done

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Ya I had planned on that anyway
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post #28 of 45 Old 07-29-2013, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Doesn't make any difference. Just give it a real thorough cleaning when it is done

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How big should the wc be on the 10? Or should I only do one when ammonia is too high?
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post #29 of 45 Old 07-29-2013, 05:44 AM
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Only when ammonia is too high.... Ideally keeping it no higher than 1ppm.... others will suggest 4ppm and, although it won't hurt anything as there is nothing in the tank, it is not necessary and will slow the cycle down somewhat. I used 2/3 changes in my small experiment at one point as it was climbing very fast.

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post #30 of 45 Old 07-30-2013, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Only when ammonia is too high.... Ideally keeping it no higher than 1ppm.... others will suggest 4ppm and, although it won't hurt anything as there is nothing in the tank, it is not necessary and will slow the cycle down somewhat. I used 2/3 changes in my small experiment at one point as it was climbing very fast.

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Ok cool thanks today was that tanks day to do wc but I wasn't sure if I should or not
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