Can anyone tell me what is growing on my plants?
I am currently medicating the tank for a bacterial mouth rot infection. I have carbon and zeolyte removed, only the filter running to keep water flow.
I am treating with Maracyn and Maracyn 2 together (this is day 3 of 5)
I also have a huge brown algae (and green) problem, but I really can't do anything or water changes till the meds are done (so says the box).
So, how do I get rid of this goo stuff on my plants and keep it from coming back? 40 gallon tank, 80w lights total. Up until a few days ago I was keeping tank lights on from 8 am to 11 pm. Did this do it?
I can't check the parameters...I have been using Amquel Plus to cut ammonia, nitrates, etc. while I am dosing the medication. Carbon is removed from the filter. I notice this slime is only on the plants (brown algae is all over the glass and green algae all over the driftwood). Driftwood is in the tank for 2 months and the tank is two months old also. 2 chocolate gouramis, 2 neon tetras and 6 white cloud minnows.
I notice the slime is mainly starting wherever I have cut the stems of bunches plants. It grows where the stem is cut and now the remaining stem is turning a black color where the slime is covering it. Is this algae? The plants were just purchased 3 weeks ago online and most came dead so I cut the leaves off and shortened the stems and then this started. I see the slime a lot at the base of the plants as well. The slime has spread now to plants I already had in the tank.
I can do a water change on Sunday afternoon, which will be 24 hours after the last dose of maracyn.