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    Hello, everyone!

    So I think I am a new member here.. As in, I think I made an account a long time ago but then I kind of forgot about it...

    But anyways, I (re)joined this forum in an attempt to have to availability of answers to most of the questions I have for my aquarium! Which reminds me...


    I do have a question as of now for my 40 Gal aquarium. (Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask!)
    So, I guess I have two "problems" - both of which I have noticed after a recent big clean of the aquarium.

    1) So this is not a huge problem, but before I did the big clean (as in, months before), I've noticed tiny little white or off-white worms floating around in my tank water. Some are still while they float while others squirm while going with the water. They kind of vary in size, but tend to be around the 0.3-0.6 cm size in length. Their width can be comparable to a thick human hair or so.

    I've done some reading about these and have been getting mixed answers. I've heard of them being some species of Planaria, while hearing others. I'm sure, though, that the root cause of these worms may be the way I feed my fish. I think I tend to over-feed my fish so that there may be a good amount of left-over food. (I have sinking Cichlid pellets that I feed to my Pictus who doesn't like going anywhere, as well as my Dinosaur Bichir). Before (ie. months or more ago), I noticed only a small amount of them just floating around. A little while ago, I poured some water into my tank to mix around loose debris on the gravel and ornaments (I'll explain why later). This time, I looked closely and saw more than before. There was a noticeable amount of them, but it's not like they are EVERYWHERE and stuff... Anyways, how would I possibly get rid of them, even if they may not be harmful to my fish?

    2) My second problem is that I have now noticed what looks like "dust" on my ornaments and rocks. This also happened after my cleaning. It basically looks like... dust (but I'm thinking it's not actually dust like what we have, or else it would be mostly on the surface of my water. My tank hood would be pretty dusty as well). It's grayish in color and almost waves along with the water, as if it's barely attached to the ornaments.
    Before my big cleaning, I had a lot of blue-green algae (or, the black cyanobacteria). For instance, I have this mountain-like ornament and it was PRETTY covered in the stuff.
    So, in the process of my big cleaning, I had to remove my ornaments out of the tank for awhile since I had nowhere else to place them. They were in the open air and kind of dried out for awhile (there goes the BB on them - good thing for my BIO-Wheel filter! :D). Anyways, I'm thinking that the cyanobacteria possibly perished while desiccating in the air, and thus are slowly flaking off of my ornaments. My ornaments are a ton cleaner now (I have seen the blackness go away over the past days - some ornaments are almost completely free of the black [the mountain]). I'm thinking that the gray matter is the dead cyanobacteria coming off and being released into the water and floating down onto of the other ornaments.
    The reason why I was pouring water into my tank was the see if I can make the dust fly off the ornaments and into my filter. (This is when I really noticed problem 1). I've done this a few times now and I guess it has helped a little, but I want to know if this is really what I think it is or not.

    I've attached photos (hopefully they're OK!) of the dust problem. I'm hoping they can help determine what it is!



    OH! Side-problem - my Marimo Moss Ball has kind of gotten brown and not green. What has caused this and how can I help it? I was told that I am supposed to rinse it out during water changes - but my friend also has one, has never rinsed it out, and theirs is perfectly green... (Included in one of the pictures)



    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    Welcome to the Forum. The Worms likely are Substrate dwelling nematode a that you disturbed during the big clean. A 6 mm planarian likely will not float around due to their weight. The dust settling on everything might be a combination of dead algae and detritus stirred up while cleaning.

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    Thank you all for the welcoming!

    As a small update, the dust/dead algae substance stuff seems to have declined a bit since the post. Some areas, like away from the filter, still contain semi-noticeable dust. But other than those areas, it seems like it's going to clear away by itself in awhile! (Would it be recommended to change my filter cartridges if the dust actually is dead algae/cyanobacteria? Since the dead organic matter might cause funny business with the water?).
    The worms are still abundant but they aren't really a huge concern for me at the moment.. :o

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevroniCoal View Post
    Thank you all for the welcoming!

    As a small update, the dust/dead algae substance stuff seems to have declined a bit since the post. Some areas, like away from the filter, still contain semi-noticeable dust. But other than those areas, it seems like it's going to clear away by itself in awhile! (Would it be recommended to change my filter cartridges if the dust actually is dead algae/cyanobacteria? Since the dead organic matter might cause funny business with the water?).
    The worms are still abundant but they aren't really a huge concern for me at the moment.. :o

    Thanks again!
    I believe the BB live on your biowheel. What filter cartridges are you thinking to replace? You don't want to replace anything that harbors your BB.
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    i just joined this forum today. i am worried about one of my glowlight tetras. for the last 3 days, just 1 would eat at the top. since i only had them for about a month, i thought zoom-zoom was being shy. i thought he was caught in one of the fake plants, so i moved it using their net. he
    remained on his side, but was still tricky to net. thinking he has swim bladder, i placed him in a small fish cup, put pre treated water with prime seachem (because ammonia is in my tap water) and added almost one third tsp epsom salt. i treated my beta this way. 3 hours later, he was moving around far less, and gasping for air. i then realized that tetras may not tolerate salt the way betas can, so i changed the water, i put pre treated water, but not the salt. it has been 5 hours, he is still gasping for air. did i missdiagnose him? should i put him back in the tank to be with mazda)
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