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post #1 of 15 Old 01-04-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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What is growing in my tank?

I recently bought a fish and 3 cichlids to go with it. I feed them blood worms and spirulina pellets. So far everything has been running smoothly, this morning when i turned on my fish tank all of the bits of food that weren't eaten had this spider web looking stuff on it and i was wondering what it is and does it harm my tank?

I wasn't sure how to preview the pictures so here is the link.
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-04-2012, 09:32 PM
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White fuzzy stuff is usually a fungus.
Do you vacuum the gravel when you do your water changes?
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-04-2012, 09:49 PM
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I would definitively vacuum the gravel and get any of the uneaten food out. If it forms fungus on it it can be a real pain to get rid of. Once the fungus is formed it can spread through out the substrate and other parts of the aquarium.
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post #4 of 15 Old 01-05-2012, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't vacuumed the water yet, i just got the tank a week ago and got the fish last friday.
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post #5 of 15 Old 01-05-2012, 11:09 AM
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I would still at least try and get the un eaten bloodworms out of there.
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post #6 of 15 Old 01-05-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Can it hurt my fish?
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post #7 of 15 Old 01-07-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Mold!

I have a 29 gallon fish tank that has a mold problem, i just vacuumed it and was wondering if there is a quicker more effective way to take car of the mold problem..
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-08-2012, 08:11 AM
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Are you sure it's mold? It could be a bacterial bloom. A picture would be helpful if you can post one here.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #9 of 15 Old 01-09-2012, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...um/whats-3138/

Its on all left over food that isnt eaten
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-09-2012, 04:22 AM
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Its on all left over food that isnt eaten

Reduce the amount of food offered and vaccum the gravel with each weekly water change.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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