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copperwolf
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PostPosted: 2007.01.27(Sat)10:29    Post subject: Cobwebs Reply with quote

This morning I noticed wisps of colorless stuff attached to the tops of my plastic plants. It looks a lot like cobwebs inside the aquarium. What is this stuff? Is it harmful, or just unsightly? How should I deal with it? I tried to take pictures:

Pic 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/firesong/370841358/


Pic 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/firesong/370840684/


Pic 3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/firesong/370839912/


Thanks in advance for your advice.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.27(Sat)19:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

some kinda hair algae?

I've seen stuff like that before, but it was brownish green...definately algae...but your is clear..I don't know

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PostPosted: 2007.01.28(Sun)7:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like algae, but it hasn't formed into thick sheets yet. it does look like some kind of mulm, but again, it hasn't fromed into thick sheets yet.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.28(Sun)9:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

From your pics it appears that it may be thread algae. Here is an incredibly informative blog about it by one of the members of this site.
http://aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/2006/03/thread-algae.html

The site also includes information on how to remove and possible causes.

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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)21:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your input. Thread algae looked like the closest match, but whatever it was, it was gone by Saturday night! I looked carefully but didn't see it when I fed my fish in the evening. I looked again Sunday morning to make sure it wasn't just some trick of the lighting, and I didn't see it either. If not for my photos, I'd wonder if I'd been mistaken in the first place. Maybe the shrimp ate it? Weird....
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)22:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to guess that your otos ate it. They're algae eaters aren't they?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)13:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those fake or real plants?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.31(Wed)20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

underOATH87 wrote:
Are those fake or real plants?

Fake. Smile
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PostPosted: 2007.01.31(Wed)23:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAY, FAKE ALL THE WAY. They looked real though.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/underOATH8711/Picture994-1.jpg
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PostPosted: 2007.02.01(Thu)13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this is the same situation but sometimes when I add stress coat it creates long nasty slimy strings on things but they are always gone by the next day. It didn't look like algae to me it looked like the slime.

Could be wrong, just speaking from my experience.
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