View Full Version : Strange moss growing out of my tank.

11-07-2012, 06:47 PM
On the lip of my bio-wheel I have a growth of moss. I am attaching a pic. Any ideas of what this is? I have a moss ball in the tank, but that is a kind of algae. This growth feels like river moss. The tank is otherwise free of any major algae growths.


11-07-2012, 06:50 PM
that looks like green thread/hair algae

11-08-2012, 12:36 AM
That is what I thought at first but it feels more firm and interwoven than any hair algae I've ever had. I wonder if I scrape it if it will propagate on some of my wood fully submersed.

11-09-2012, 06:39 PM
So I am a dork. I made a video because this "growth" has got my curiosity.
it is a bit bigger today and getting thicker. It feels like a dense 1/3 of an inch in the middle.

I also took a better High-Res Photo too. Anyone else have an idea?

11-09-2012, 07:44 PM
Did you ever see Steven King's Creepshow? Specifically the Short story "Weeds?" LOL
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11-09-2012, 08:05 PM
That looks about right.

So, now that I've touched it I should be fully infected in a few days. Green beard pics to follow. :P

11-10-2012, 12:45 AM
Lol. That was a funny show back in the day.