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post #51 of 80 Old 12-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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I agree on the cloudiness, this is usual though it does partly depend upon the condition of the tap water, and this can vary depending where your municipality gets it, weather, etc. Normally this clears up overnight. I did my water changes this morning, and my tanks are still not crystal clear but they will be tomorrow (or should be).

If we have very heavy rains we sometimes see sediment in the tap water. Harmless to fish, though not nice to view through.

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post #52 of 80 Old 12-19-2012, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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So I've gone to clean the tank today, and just wondering if this is the brown hair algae discussed in the thread previously?

Think it is, so should I take take the wood out and wipe it all off? Or....suggestions? If it's just leave it etc I don't mind just rather do the right thing with it
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So I've gone to clean the tank today, and just wondering if this is the brown hair algae discussed in the thread previously?

Think it is, so should I take take the wood out and wipe it all off? Or....suggestions? If it's just leave it etc I don't mind just rather do the right thing with it
That whitish/grayish fluff is not algae, it is fungus, at least from the photo. I would get that out of there. What type of wood? Are there fish in this tank? How long has the wood been in with fish?

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Looking at the photo and the wood it looks much browner in the tank than the picture. Woods been in for about 3 weeks, same as fish who I would say have no ill affects etc. I'll get changed and take it out now, and take another pic, as didn't have time to clean earlier due to a funeral.
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post #55 of 80 Old 12-19-2012, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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The wood is mopani.

Best 2 pics I could get as wiped bunch off with fingers, which came away brown, but suppose that could be wood though it doesn't stain my water.
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post #56 of 80 Old 12-19-2012, 01:23 PM
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I'm sorry I can't be more definite; photos are difficult to judge these things. Your photos are quite good, not that.

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post #57 of 80 Old 12-19-2012, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Scrubbed the wood and plants leaf by leaf, water looks like below.

The wood was bought in a pet store and boiled solidly for 4 days before went into the tank.
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And nooooooooooooo.... I appreciate the input! Can you give me any types of algae etc... I'm going to Google etc now, but tbh, if I have to bin the wood and anubias I'll deal with it, but I do love that piece of wood as its cavelike. Lol.
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post #59 of 80 Old 12-19-2012, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Most of the #### that came off wood getting it out of my tank stuck to the front pane of glass... wiped it off obviously and looked very brown on a yellow sponge.

Hell, ill throw in a pic of that too as I'm having a paranoid moment
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post #60 of 80 Old 12-19-2012, 03:24 PM
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There's probably no problem here. As for algae, here is a link to a couple of quite good descriptive sites:

Aquaticscape.com

Aquarium Algae Control; Brown Diatom, Hair, Marine, BBA, Green Spot & Water

Aquarium Algae ID (updated May6th '10 Surface Skum)

Understand I am not unreservedly endorsing any of the "treatments" so don't jump into that without posting so others of us can input. But these articles should help you understand the various types of algae and related issues.

Byron.

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