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Old 01-16-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Whats this in my tank?! (got pics this time)

OK, heres the stuff I posted about earlier. I borrowed a digi cam and got some pics. What the heck is this all over my plants and driftwood? It's the exact same color as my substrate, maybe a tad darker. If I brush it off, it's right back on their 12 hours later. I've even seen a lil bit of it start to form on my back glass wall.
















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Old 01-16-2005, 11:56 PM   #2
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Looks like sand to me, I dont know though.
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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I dont think its sand because if i brush it off, its right back like that in 12 hours or less...

also, if it was just sand, why would it be in those weird stringy designs?
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In picture #2, is that free floating or is it on the back wall?
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8O What type of filters, and what is the media in them? Have you medicated the tank tank lately?
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:37 AM   #6
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It looks like some type of worm castings to me. Do you not have any fish in the tank?
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Looks like you have a lot of suspended junk in the water that is building up on the surfaces in your tank, how often do you gravel vac and service your filter?
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I dont think its sand because if i brush it off, its right back like that in 12 hours or less...

also, if it was just sand, why would it be in those weird stringy designs?
Do you have anything that causes your substrate to move. What it looks like is something is causing it to circulate and when parts of it start to settle they collect on your decor. And the weird lines are just the way the current lays them down or like in the piece of wood it looks like it sits in the grooves. I could be wrong but thats my thoughts on it.
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It looks to me (mostly in the first picture) that your substrate was kicked up by some thing and settled in grooves made in the leaf. When you brush it off, does it make a little cloud? Can you just sweep your hand over it to remove it, or do you have to scrub a bit?
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