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post #1 of 15 Old 03-01-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Fungus/mold problem, help!

I got a ten gallon about two months ago I did a fishless cycle fog a month. Then I divided the tank I put my 3.5 year old vt and a mustard gas hm in it. I do water changes every three days about 30%. I have four live plants and rest are fake, gravel, and filtered with a penguin filter with a baffle. Just recently I have been finding this white transparent fungus in my filter, baffle, plants and deco. On Sunday I took every thing out and washed with hot water. But after 2 days it was back.

What could this be? And how to get rid of it?

It is like a mucas slime and some is cotton like. It has never touched my fish. I would like to get rid of it. I don't have another tank to qt my fish so I can clean it and let it sit for a few days.

I can't get a good picture of it since it won't show in them. Tomorrow u am going to do a 80% water change and I will try to get a few pictures of it. This is my first time with a problem. I have had fish tanks for 8 years. So this is new to me.


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Do you have driftwood? None? It sounds like biofilm to me which is harmless.

What filter media do you use?
Water parameters?

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Parameters are all safe. No drift wood either. Filter is a charcol catridge.


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post #5 of 15 Old 03-02-2011, 09:15 AM
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Ditch the carbon and switch to sponge, filter floss, lava rocks, ceramic rings and other media.

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I'll look for some. Probably online since the store near me never carry sponge filters.
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No, I did not mean the sponge filters you hook to airpumps. Sponges that you place inside filtration systems.

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Could you give me a link to like one? I think I know what you mean.
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What kind of pump do you use?

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