Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-19-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 78
White fungus on LR

Got home from work today and there was some white fungus on one of my pieces of LR. None of the remaining LR seems to have it - but I swear it was not there when I left for work this morning. The rest of the LR is just coated in brown algae like it shoud be....Here are two pics. Anyone know what the white stuff is? Is it something I should worry about?

My 2 damsels are still alive and kicking - and the temp has not changed at all (80 degrees).

-Edit- sorry - just noticed that I posted this in the wrong forum. My bad.
__________________

__________________
Mutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 08:08 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 78
...and here's the white "stuff"...
__________________

__________________
Mutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 09:12 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
What is the ammonia and nitrite readings? It could be fouling on the LR. Is the rock new?
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 10:31 PM   #4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Looks like sponge...to me...Can you see through it? does it have what appear to be veins?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 11:25 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 78
What is the ammonia and nitrite readings? It could be fouling on the LR.

I just tested the water and here's what I found:
Ammonia = .12
Nitrite = .05
ph = 8.5
DISCLAIMER= that's only the second time I've used my test kit. So I expect some margin of error. I plan on bringing a sample to my LFS tomorrow to have them re-test it.

Is the rock new?
Ummm, I put it in my tank exactly 3 weeks ago today. I got it from the LFS and brought it right home. I have no idea how long the store had it before I took it.

timbo2 -
No, I cannot see through it and there do not appear to be any "veins". It's very hard - I cannot scrape it with my fingernail. It looks kind of like white mold that you would find if you left a can of tomato sauce for 6 months in your fridge. Sorry but that's the best way I can describe it.

Thanks guys.
__________________
Mutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 12:39 AM   #6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I am still thinking sponge of one sort or another. hmm, is it kind of slimy feeling? but nothing sticks to you?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 10:58 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 78
Is it slimy?

I guess it's kind of slimy. It feels as if someone put some pool table felt on the rock - giving it a velvety feel. And no - none sticks to my finger.

Overnight the white stuff did not spread any more. It's still exactly as it was last night. There is, however, a bunch of purple algae cropping up all around it now.
__________________
Mutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 12:28 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 109
Do you drip kalk??

Brian
__________________
BrianH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 03:04 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 78
Do you drip kalk??

Not to sould stupid - but I have no clue what that means - so I guess I don't do it.
__________________
Mutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2003, 03:49 PM   #10
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
back to sponge, I believe it is...I wouldn't worry about it...I believe also, you are going to see quite a bit of stuff appearing on the LR as time goes by..

BTW, Kalk is Kalkwasser which is Calcium Hydroxide in a powder form. You mix this with water and drip it to introduce Calcium to your tank...The corals and inverts use this to build their skeletons..
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fungus, white fungus

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White plant like fungus? Gofish? Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-10-2007 09:27 PM
White fungus on leaves? Friendly Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 03-31-2006 02:54 PM
White fungus on LR peterac Saltwater & Reef - Identification 9 01-21-2005 02:56 AM
white fungus mbjrc Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 4 12-06-2004 10:46 PM
White ?fungus? on fin dustybrannum Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 10-18-2004 10:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.