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Old 02-23-2021, 04:29 PM   #1
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What is this??

Does anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it? There were patches throughout the rocks and it also covered my driftwood and most of my plants. I put some ghost shrimp in the tank and that has helped a lot, but not enough. Today, I did a vacuum and a 50% water change. Water parameters are all within normal limits. I'm worried it will come back though.. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-23-2021, 06:23 PM   #2
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Hard to tell in a pic... it's like algae growing on the glass?
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:25 PM   #3
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Prob this:
https://www.aquasabi.com/aquascaping...ae_brown-algae
https://modestfish.com/brown-algae/
https://aquariumscience.org/index.ph...quarium-algae/
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It's not actually growing on the glass, but the rocks. It looks like stringy clouds. I haven't been able to find much online about it.
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That doesn't look like what's going on. It's neither green nor brown, but translucent white.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:30 PM   #6
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Is your driftwood new? Just looks like fungus that grows on new wood. It is harmless and usually goes away on its own but you can also manually remove it.
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It's not actually growing on the glass, but the rocks. It looks like stringy clouds. I haven't been able to find much online about it.
How about water mold? Information is here.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:43 PM   #8
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It's prob sea monkey eggs. You'll have to build a school for the young uns
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It's prob sea monkey eggs. You'll have to build a school for the young uns
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Haha! Exactly! Straight from the back of an old comic book!
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:48 PM   #12
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It is new to me. I bought it from a local aquatic shop, but I'm pretty sure they've used it before.
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Is your driftwood new? Just looks like fungus that grows on new wood. It is harmless and usually goes away on its own but you can also manually remove it.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:54 PM   #13
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That's exactly what it looks like!! Thanks so much for finding that! I vacuumed most of it out of the rocks today, so we will see what happens.
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