Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
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 05-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kaneu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 196
What is this and how to stop it?

Hi. I have a newly set up aquarium that is 75gal that is fully planted with new plants and driftwood and rock. I am wondering what type of algae is this? I am still trying to figure out perfect lighting, ferts and co2 to inject. I have no fish in the tank since i am still cycling it so trying to get peramiters right before adding another part of the equation. My plants i hope are growing... Like i said, only been a little over a week. But already seeing this on my driftwood.
Any help in identifying and advice on poasible ways to correct it would be greatly appreciated. Click image for larger version

Name:	0512191020.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	197.1 KB
ID:	312877Click image for larger version

Name:	0511191401_HDR.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	195.0 KB
ID:	312879
__________________

__________________
Kaneu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #2
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 2,030
That's a fungus that often appears on driftwood in new tanks. I've seen most often on mopani wood. It's fugly, but it will vanish eventually. Also, I've discovered ghost shrimp regard it as a tasty snack. I put a few in a tank and they turned into little lawnmowers. The fungus was gone the next day.
__________________

__________________
----
2x20-longs, one heavily planted. Platy rancher. They. Won't. Stop. Breeding.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 04:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kaneu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 196
Oh ok. I was wondering if it was blackbeard algae because it was really dark when i took it out of the tank. But it is only on that driftwood. And yup, Its mopani. I do have some fuzz algae growing on roots but i have read that thats normal for a new tank. I cant put any fish/inverts in the tank yet because i just ran water tests and everything was up. So its good cause tank is definitly cycling. But not inhabitable yet.
__________________
Kaneu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 01:09 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kaneu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 196
So here is another thing happening in my tank with some of my carpet plants and im wondering if anyone has seen this and if it will go away or if the plant is dieing and i need to just pluck it.
The plant in question is a Staurogyne repens*
Is this something that the plant will grow back from or qould it be a good idea to just pluck it from my tank?
Any advice would be great.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0522191102.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	251.2 KB
ID:	312982Click image for larger version

Name:	0522191101.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	243.9 KB
ID:	312983
__________________
Kaneu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2019, 09:29 PM   #5
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 2,030
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaneu View Post
So here is another thing happening in my tank with some of my carpet plants and im wondering if anyone has seen this and if it will go away or if the plant is dieing and i need to just pluck it.
The plant in question is a Staurogyne repens*
Is this something that the plant will grow back from or qould it be a good idea to just pluck it from my tank?
Any advice would be great.
Attachment 312982Attachment 312983
How new are the plants in the tank? If they were grown above water by the grower, they could be melting and transitioning to a submerged form.
__________________
----
2x20-longs, one heavily planted. Platy rancher. They. Won't. Stop. Breeding.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2019, 01:31 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
King Fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Nevada
Posts: 2,781
Definitely looks like melting as Barliman pointed out.
__________________
King Fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2019, 10:55 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kaneu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by King Fisher View Post
Definitely looks like melting as Barliman pointed out.
I thought they were melting too so i left them in the tank for awhile back. But it looks like they are straight up dieing as i am seeing zero new growth. I was unsure if it was due to my lack of lighting so i added some more LED lights but now im wondering if I jumped the gun on that.
And now i am seeing it on all of my repens plants with very little new growth.
__________________
Kaneu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2019, 11:02 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: mississippi
Posts: 744
i would agree this looks like melt. that or did you do a peroxide or excel treatment?
__________________
goatnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2019, 03:46 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kaneu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by goatnad View Post
i would agree this looks like melt. that or did you do a peroxide or excel treatment?
I have been using metride14 as replacment for excell. I have read many people swear by it so i wanted to try that. I have been dosing daily to every other day of close to about 20mls. About 2 cap fills.
If I did the math right, 20mls is good for up to 80 gals. And i have a heavily planted tank that im wanting to maintain. I also have pressurized co2.
I hope i have been dosing the right amount of that.
__________________
Kaneu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2019, 11:57 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
King Fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Nevada
Posts: 2,781
If it's melting and not something else, just be patient with it and give it some time before you yank it out.
__________________

__________________
King Fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Stop in and say "Hi!" Menagerie Northwest & Mountain States 5 06-28-2008 11:33 PM
fish and overflow box filter stop the trip to fish heaven bacala General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 02-18-2005 08:30 AM
stop the carnage and the lies f-dean Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 16 04-13-2004 03:37 PM
Help stop CBS and Tetras irresponcible acts. michealprater Aquaria Off-Topic 10 06-20-2003 11:17 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.