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Old 01-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Saprolegnia ???

I posted earlier under general discussion trying to identify some growth on the bottom of my aquarium.
Original Post: Creepy white stuff growing on bottom

I am now worried that it may be a saprolegnia or saprophytic type fungus. If it is, it doesn't appear to have penetrated the fishes skin, but not sure I would notice yet. They appear to be healthy, and this appears to be a result of overfeeding, organic matter in the substrate, and a 10 day stretch without cleaning or tank maintenance.

So, my question is: to treat or not to treat....and how.

Right now I have simply been doing daily PWC and gravel vacuums. But, it keeps growing back. I am thinking about a UV sterilizer. I have a fully planted tank and it is just now beginning to get established....hate to kill the plants back....

If anyone has any experience with this fungi please help!
125 gal, Planted: Jaws, Lacey, Arnold, Girlfriend, Meeny & Miny~RIP Moe~10 gal:3-GloFish, Ghost Shrimp 5 gal: RCS tank in progress
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