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Old 02-25-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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I need some more advice. My tank is going on 3 weeks old. I have added 2 False Perc Clowns and they are doing great.I have a question though. About 2 days ago, I started noticing these silky white very thin strings floating in the water. They are now multiplying like no ones business, and I can see them coming from my live rock. I am getting some Diatom bloom, which is fine, but I can't identify this white stuff. It's starting to cloud my water. I am going to try to post a link to a video. The pictures don't capture it. If the link doesn't work, bear with me, I'm computer illiterate. Tank parameters below.

PH = 8.2
Ammo = 0
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SG = 1.022 @ 75F

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Sorry, I don't know how to link to the video. Any guess based on description?
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Maybe a spaghetti worm, but the "clouding of the tank" has me a little confused.
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Sorry, I don't know how to link to the video. Any guess based on description?
you need to upload the video to either a video website or a web server and then provide the link (URL) to that. We can't see it if it's on your hard drive.

Know how to upload a vid to You Tube?
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Sorry, I don't know how to link to the video. Any guess based on description?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but did you cycle your tank? Three weeks seems pretty quick. If you didn't cycle, then maybe you're at the beginning of a cycle (even though your water tests OK) and some type of worms are dieing off from your rock?

Don't think spaghetti worms leave the rock in mass quantities, but without a picture or something we're all just guessing.
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OK Guys

I think I have a video of the white string things. Try here.

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So did you cycle your tank after adding the live rock? Was the rock cured, or uncured when you bought it?
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The rock was uncured, but had been in the LFS for a few weeks in their holding tank which is approx. 400 gallons. Under the advice of the LFS guy, I cycled my tank with the LR and LS. I brushed the rock and rinsed in SW before adding it to the tank. I got recordings as high as 2.0 Ammo and 5.0 Nitrite during the cycle, then a drop to zero. After doing a 30% water change and a few days of stable readings, I added the Clowns. Then the white strings came. I thought at first some worm, but they kept appearing in the water. Then more and more and more. I'm stumped.
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