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post #11 of 21 Old 07-21-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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update: parameters are still the same

there is now some sort of fuzzy grey fungus growing on the decor. it comes off really easy but then grows back again the next day. what is this and is it supposed to be there?

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post #12 of 21 Old 07-23-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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should i do anything about this fungus.looks like sort of like the decor is growing grey hair

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post #13 of 21 Old 07-23-2008, 02:33 PM
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-23-2008, 02:38 PM
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Meatpuppet.. can you get an ammonia source with no added chemicals? That'll help speed things up. Also, what temperature is the tank at? I've found that if you keep the water at a steady 80 degrees it will cycle more quickly. You could also try adding some mature filter media or gravel from another tank to speed up the process.

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post #15 of 21 Old 07-23-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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sorry my camera is no fancy contraption so this pic isnt really clear. the fungus is like that but all over

my lfs doesnt sell ammonia. but i did turn on the heater for 80 and took some polyfiber from my 30 gallon filter. hopefully that works

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You'll want to look for ammonia at a grocery or hardware store.

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post #17 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 01:03 AM
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Just to make this clear: the build-up of nitrite-consuming bacteria can take much longer than of ammonia absorbers. It seems like your tank is going through a perfectly normal cycle. Stop the water changes and feed fish food. You will be fine. :D

And read this: http://www.bestfish.com/newtank3.html

And this: http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/prof...sscycling.html
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post #18 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 01:24 PM
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I think I would take out the decoration and scrub it. I would be hesitant to use something like bleach though. Maybe just try hot water at first. What material is the decor made out of?

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post #19 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the links PDXfishy and ill keep looking for ammonia
im not sure what the decoration is made of exactly. just fake rock made of some heavy plastic. it seem to be the only thing in there atracting the fungus.
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-03-2008, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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well i went away from town for a week and when i came back, the tank was cycled. yahoo! the water is crystal clear, nitrite zero and nitrate super high. im going to do a 90% WC. so ya i guess it cycled, you were all right :D (thanks for the info) and i am such i fool.

yet i scrubbed the figure and let it sit in hot water for a few minites before i left but now its back. should i try bleach?

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