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jazfish 12-26-2003 03:23 PM

Hi all.. just found this site and hope you can help. I have a new tank - 55 gallons, been set up for just a couple of weeks now. I have 3 plants - a sword (not sure what type), anacharis, and a java fern. On all plants, there is a white fuzz... I would call it fuzz algae except its white, not green. (is there such a thing as white algae?) The fish are fine (white clouds, zebras, and a couple albino cory's is all thats in there right now) and not much of the white stuf on the gravel or rocks.

Any idea what this stuf is? And if it's bad stuf, what do i do to get rid of it? http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.c...n_confused.gif

Water ph is around 7.0 to 7.2 (seems to vary slightly), water hardness is at 5, nitrates and ammonia are nil. Anything else i should test for? Ive been trying to find references to this stuf on the net, but havent found much.

Your help is much appreciated! Im new to all this... and i see there is SO much to learn!

Thanx again. http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.c...icon_smile.gif

jazfish 12-26-2003 03:23 PM

Hi all.. just found this site and hope you can help. I have a new tank - 55 gallons, been set up for just a couple of weeks now. I have 3 plants - a sword (not sure what type), anacharis, and a java fern. On all plants, there is a white fuzz... I would call it fuzz algae except its white, not green. (is there such a thing as white algae?) The fish are fine (white clouds, zebras, and a couple albino cory's is all thats in there right now) and not much of the white stuf on the gravel or rocks.

Any idea what this stuf is? And if it's bad stuf, what do i do to get rid of it? http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.c...n_confused.gif

Water ph is around 7.0 to 7.2 (seems to vary slightly), water hardness is at 5, nitrates and ammonia are nil. Anything else i should test for? Ive been trying to find references to this stuf on the net, but havent found much.

Your help is much appreciated! Im new to all this... and i see there is SO much to learn!

Thanx again. http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.c...icon_smile.gif

12-27-2003 08:03 AM

Jazfish,

Can you pin-point your problem by looking at below website.

http://www.aquaticscape.com/articles/algae.htm

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Regards,
Jay Luto
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jazfish 12-27-2003 08:26 AM

Hi Jay, and thanx for your response. That is the website that led me here, and is where i got the idea that it is similar to the fuzz algae. But its not green, its white, and it has more of a cottony look to it.

I did a 10% water change and that got rid of some of it. I also gave the plants some fertilizer (leaf zone liquid).

Any thoughts?
thanx,
jaz


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