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Old 04-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #11
 
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The numbers may help us to narrow it down. But in the interim, I think this is a fungus, and I would get it out with the water change as Cassandra suggested. Aim the siphon at it and it will ikely pull out. I've never had something like this, but i have had similar fungus problems from wood, and nearly lost fish so I wouldn't leave it.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #12
 
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The numbers may help us to narrow it down. But in the interim, I think this is a fungus, and I would get it out with the water change as Cassandra suggested. Aim the siphon at it and it will ikely pull out. I've never had something like this, but i have had similar fungus problems from wood, and nearly lost fish so I wouldn't leave it.

Okay well I just got this post but I have already done a water change and siphoned the gravel by the "fungus" and it did suck it up. I took the plants that were effected by it and rinsed them off in the siphon water did some rearranging in the tank with the plants and will see what happens I won't have time to test the water lvls cause I will have to be at work in just a few soo I will check them tomorrow and see if the "fungus" has come back.Thanks Byron and Cassandra for the suggestions and help!
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
 
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Just wanted to say that I haven't had a chance to check my water parameters yet. My daughter has been sick the last couple of days. I have only gotten 6 hrs of sleep in the last two days. I have looked at the spots that the "fungus" was it has seemed to come back :/ not as bad but none the less still there. Torromow I should be able to get a chance to check the lvls. I have noticed that in my water I have some white looking parasites I am guess I have no clue what they are just like little white worms and I mean little. The first time I saw one I thought I was seeing things. Any clue what there are?

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #14
 
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Ok Soo I did another water change and vacuumed the gravel real good cause that fungus came back grrr.. the lvls ammonia .25 nitrites 0 nitrates 5 ph 7.4 any thoughts on this please don't know what to do?
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:20 PM   #15
 
I had something like this, it appears on rotting food that i forget to take out, also on parts of my plants that are rotting. my trumpet snails eat it though, so its never really bothered my fish and has never been around for more than a couple of days before something eats it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:50 PM   #16
 
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I had something like this, it appears on rotting food that i forget to take out, also on parts of my plants that are rotting. my trumpet snails eat it though, so its never really bothered my fish and has never been around for more than a couple of days before something eats it.
I don't have any MTS's thought about getting some I do have ever have a bunch of bladder snails and i thing more to come since I have what looks like eggs in the tank also have a ramshorn snail I don't see it but only every three days LoL the last time I saw the little guy he was getting pretty big. They did eat the wood fungus but I haven't notice them eat that other "fungus" or whatever it i? I have noticed though it seems to be by parts of plants that have fallen off and starting to decay. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #17
 
My wood fungus gets picked at by my tetras, they eat it, the plant and food fungus is snail food in my tanks. However, there are many types of fungus so it may be safer to remove it manually.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:33 PM   #18
 
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My wood fungus gets picked at by my tetras, they eat it, the plant and food fungus is snail food in my tanks. However, there are many types of fungus so it may be safer to remove it manually.
I scrubbed the wood for 3 days and boiled and baked and everything else. The last time I put it in the tank it came back just a little on the wood but snails made quick work of it. Now this new fungus on the gravel near some plants and it is just in one location in the tank haven't noticed it spreading but I keep vacuuming the gravel. The first day I just barely hit the gravel with the siphon. Today I put the siphon into the gravel all the way where the fungus was and just clean the gravel where the fungus was. I hope this will get rid of it?
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:33 PM   #19
 
i always get fungus on my wood no matter how much i clean it, its just one of those things i get whenever i introduce new wood.

Vacuuming the gravel is a good idea, it needs to be feeding off something so maybe it was in the gravel.
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i always get fungus on my wood no matter how much i clean it, its just one of those things i get whenever i introduce new wood.

Vacuuming the gravel is a good idea, it needs to be feeding off something so maybe it was in the gravel.
I will keep vacuum the gravel till it disappears hopefully I won't have to do it too many times and if that doesn't work I don't know what else to do? The only other thing I can think of is breaking down the tank and rinsing everything off but I hope it doesn't come down to that!
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