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Old 01-02-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Help! Strange Growth taking over some tanks

I have 4 tanks that are getting this growth. I had it before but in different tanks. I have never seen it before and its starting up the glass. I have a tank up the road at work and there is nothing wrong with it. Same water same everything. This is only in 4 of 16 tanks. These have been cycled for over a year and get weekly water changes they are 10gallon tanks with a few guppies in one and some swordtails in one and black neons in one and one is empty. A couple have plants a couple have nothing they get the same light and I left the lights off and fed lightly for 2 weeks to see if it was an algea. I am lost. I dont want to tear these all down too and build up again like the ones 6 months ago. I got all new nets when I reset those tanks incase its cross contamination and each tank has it's own net. I am attaching puctures the only thing really hard to tell is that this stuff is sticky and the gravel comes out in chunks and I can't even scrub it off.

Any help is so much appreciated wince I am close to giving up on tanks here. I have never seen this in 24 years of fish keeping. Though the last six has been on city water when I moved the first several was on well water.

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This looks like a type of fungus. Is it possible that over feeding is occurring; left over food on the gravel?
Are you running a UG filter? It looks like quite a bit of built up detritus in the pics. Not necessarily a bad thing but it could be a factor in what is going on.
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This looks like a type of fungus. Is it possible that over feeding is occurring; left over food on the gravel?
Are you running a UG filter? It looks like quite a bit of built up detritus in the pics. Not necessarily a bad thing but it could be a factor in what is going on.
I am not sure about the over feeding- I could be? I cleaned a lot of the fallen ppant matter that wis in those pictures. I did large water changes in the empty tanks to see if it helped. I only use UGF's on any of my tanks and these are the only ones with issues.
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