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Old 06-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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I am new to the whole planted tank thing amd about a week after I got my plants I started noticing these cotton ball looking things floating everywhere and on stuff. Can anyone tell me what it is and if its bad or not.
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Do you have any driftwood in the tank? Is it cycled?
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Do you have any driftwood in the tank? Is it cycled?
No they don't have driftwood in yet...but very soon I think
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might be fungus growing on extra food left in the tank. check to see if there is anything inside the cotton ball. Also, just siphon them out.
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No they don't have driftwood in yet...but very soon I think
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I can't get a clear picture but it does look a little darker in the center of it. I just need to siphon them out?

It doesn't seem to be affecting either the fish or plants so that's good news.
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