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What is growing in my tank?
Old 01-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
 
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.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...um/whats-3138/

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
 
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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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Old 01-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 01-05-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
 
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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Old 01-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
 
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I would still at least try and get the un eaten bloodworms out of there.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
 
Can it hurt my fish?
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
 
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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Old 01-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #8
 
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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.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:06 AM   #9
 
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...um/whats-3138/

Its on all left over food that isnt eaten
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:22 AM   #10
 
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http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/m...um/whats-3138/

Its on all left over food that isnt eaten

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