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What is this white stuff on my plants?

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What is this white stuff on my plants?
Old 07-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
 
What is this white stuff on my plants?

Can anyone tell me what this white stuff is? It is on my plants but only at the surface of the water. It is white and looks kind of puffy and gooey. I have been using Flourish Comprehensive once a week and a few days ago started using Flourish Excel daily. Could it be from starting the Excel? (I just fed the fish so that is why there is food floating : ) )
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
 
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See if the photos from Simon (the OP) and myself resemble what you have on the plants, in this thread:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...e-know-106413/
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
 
Not really. I just attached two more pics. Maybe you can see it better now.


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See if the photos from Simon (the OP) and myself resemble what you have on the plants, in this thread:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...e-know-106413/
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
 
I also replaced the filter cartridge yesterday....
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
 
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The lower photo is algae, it is sort of grayish-brownish. The upper photo may be suspended particulate matter, esp if the filter media was cleaned/rinsed/changed.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
 
Should I do anything about the "matter"? I am currently working on the algae by reducing my lighting.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
 
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Should I do anything about the "matter"? I am currently working on the algae by reducing my lighting.
What was suggested by members in that thread i linked is about it.
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