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kim68048 07-10-2012 06:42 PM

What is this white stuff on my plants?
 
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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 : ) )
Thanks!

Byron 07-10-2012 06:56 PM

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/

kim68048 07-10-2012 07:12 PM

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Not really. I just attached two more pics. Maybe you can see it better now.


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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1149041)
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/


kim68048 07-10-2012 07:15 PM

I also replaced the filter cartridge yesterday....

Byron 07-10-2012 07:52 PM

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.

kim68048 07-10-2012 08:32 PM

Should I do anything about the "matter"? I am currently working on the algae by reducing my lighting.

Byron 07-11-2012 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by kim68048 (Post 1149269)
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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