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zrquincy 01-04-2012 09:23 PM

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?

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Ogre44 01-04-2012 09:32 PM

White fuzzy stuff is usually a fungus.
Do you vacuum the gravel when you do your water changes?

Boredomb 01-04-2012 09:49 PM

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.

zrquincy 01-05-2012 05:01 AM

I haven't vacuumed the water yet, i just got the tank a week ago and got the fish last friday.

Boredomb 01-05-2012 11:09 AM

I would still at least try and get the un eaten bloodworms out of there.
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zrquincy 01-05-2012 11:00 PM

Can it hurt my fish?

zrquincy 01-07-2012 07:55 PM

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..

Romad 01-08-2012 08:11 AM

Are you sure it's mold? It could be a bacterial bloom. A picture would be helpful if you can post one here.

zrquincy 01-09-2012 03:06 AM

Its on all left over food that isnt eaten

1077 01-09-2012 04:22 AM


Originally Posted by zrquincy (Post 944876)

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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