04-05-2011, 02:50 PM
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White Growth in Gravel - Fungus?
I've had a fairly basic brackish setup for two years now and only recently encountered this problem. It may have started when I introduced new plants (which have subsequently been removed) and try as I may, I can't seem to get rid of it.
In short, it's an off-white membrane-y, spider-webby, spreading growth that grows mostly across the gravel with little bits on the wood. It seems to be concentrated in the area with the lowest current ie the place where all the uneaten food goes. I do have a pair of sucker mouthed catfish (unsure of the exact species) who do handle most of the cleaning and I do my bit by keeping the water clean. It's a simple Jebo tank with a built in filtration system - filter floss and ceramic noodles.
I've tried removing and scrubbing all the gravel and wood to no avail. I've been using TetraMin Anti-Algae stuff for months as well although I don't think this is an algae.
In short - what is this creepy stuff and how on earth do I get rid of it? Photos are attached