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post #1 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Little White flecks on the aquarium glass

I think I might finally be getting some form of algae. All of a sudden I have thousands of these tiny little white flecks on the aquarium glass. They are about an 1/8th of an inch long, if that and very thin. They just stick on the aquarium glass and don't move about. I don't think they are a parasite of any kind. At least, not what I think a parasite would look like. Any thoughts?

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I just noticed there is some on the heater and I just added that yesterday afternoon. Whatever it is, it showed up in force yesterday afternoon, evening.

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 11:10 AM
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Huh. What the heck are those things?? It doesn't look like any kind of algae that I've ever seen.

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post #3 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I know that I am going to sound like a freak but I just noticed they are disappering. Not all of them but all of a sudden they are not as thick as they were when I first turned on the light.
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A freak? I think not! Someone will come along who will know what they are. In the meantime off to google to see if I can find out what they are.

Maybe it's a gazillion itty bitty baby snails??

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post #5 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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post #6 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 11:44 AM
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Sure, I have a bit of time before the B/F comes in and *busts* me for "wasting" time, lol.

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post #7 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, for any of you trying to figure out what those specks are or rather were... they are all but gone. I am thinking the light makes them disappear. I did not see fish eating them or paying any attention to them at all, they just sort of disappeared.
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post #8 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 02:13 PM
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Copepods?

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post #9 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 03:18 PM
0.0 woah cool they disappeared?

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post #10 of 31 Old 08-15-2010, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Well, It will be interesting to see if they are there again in the morning. Whatever it is, they disappeared as the light was on them. I noticed just a few last night and this morning, as you could see in the picture, there were thousands of them all over the tank glass. The fish were not eating them so I doubt it was anything alive. I just thought some kind of algae or something,
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