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post #1 of 11 Old 08-10-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Root tabs question... not about plants

I put the root tabs in a few days ago, is it normal for the tab to seep up through the substrate and be visible when looking through the glass? It kind of looks like mold on my sand, not sure if this is normal or not
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-10-2010, 08:09 PM
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I also added some root tabs a few days ago and the same thing happened. They then seemed to disappear again - they didn't go on to take over the world like "The Blob".
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-10-2010, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I also added some root tabs a few days ago and the same thing happened. They then seemed to disappear again - they didn't go on to take over the world like "The Blob".
lol ok.. as long as my house will still be here in the a.m. then it's ok. My wife said it looks like a bird took a crap in my tank.. and I have to admit, it kinda does look like that
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 03:26 AM
sometimes the roots are what causing it to resurface.my tank has the same problem.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 04:36 AM
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never had this problem myself. make sure your tabs are pushed down a good 2-3 inches into the substrate
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 06:04 AM
my roots are way above the gravel.no matter how many times i add gravel to bury them they come back with a vengeance so i've given up

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 06:09 AM
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I too have not run into this problem, make sure they are burried well.

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 06:33 AM
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If you're seeing a white fuzzy growth though, I'd remove them immediately and start with fresh tabs buried deep into the gravel. White fuzz in an aquarium is not normal, nor dies it sound safe for your fish.
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 07:18 AM
see the roots??? iim possible to cover and this will be the 3rd time if i do cover it.
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5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-11-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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I dont have any fish in the tank, and I did put them a good 2 inches and they did it again. I'm calling a fair game and just gonna let them do their thing
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