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Old 11-20-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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advice needed

there are little white specs of something all through my water. what is it ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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Have you done a recent water change? Are they micro bubbles? A pic would really help
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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Have you done a recent water change? Are they micro bubbles? A pic would really help
yeah i have been doin regular changes. and they do look like little bubbles. i cant get a clear pic
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #4
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How long ago was your last water change and how much did you change. My tank always has micro bubbles after I do a 50% or so pwc. If they are micro bubbles they should go away within 12-24 hrs
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i did approx a 20% water change today
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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Are they moving ie: wiggling? Do they resemble a tiny worm? Is so then it is planaria. It is not harmful. They appear when you have an abundance of left over food that settles in the substrate. Some fish eat them. More water changes with vacuuming the substrate and feeding less will help. Again, they are not harmful. If it is not what I described then hopefully someone else will chime in.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:46 AM   #7
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no they are not moving and they dont look like worms
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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Do you have an airstone? Maybe it's making extra teeny bubbles? Could it be little bits of algae?
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no but i have a air curtain ? could that do the same thing
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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If it make bubbles it could. Maybe shut the air curtain off for a couple hours and see if they go away.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #11
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ok i will do that and let u guys know if they go away
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