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  1. #1

    Default White Fuzz Growing on Plants

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    I have been noticing some 'fuzz' on my plants at the base and throughout the plants. I have quite a few different types in the tank and they all have it. It looks like a white fungus mold that is growing on it. It is also on my heater in the tank. It is see through as well. I have moderate T5 lighting, no fertilizers and no CO2. No fish in the tank yet, so there has been no food entering the tank. Tank was fully cycled before it started showing up.

    I tried getting a picture but it doesn't turn out well enough to see.

    Any thoughts what it is and how I can get rid on it? It's beginning to kill my plants.

    Thank you in advance.

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    I dont know what it is or if this will work but it may get some ghost shrimp 1 pergallon and some cheapo fish that may eat it and some snails if you don't mind them in there.
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    It dose sound like a fungis to me. Are you currently cycling this aquarium ?

    I would suggest manually cleaning it off and a lot of extra waterchanges.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    The tank just finished it's cycle before the fungus started to show. I manually went in and removed all the fungus and changed my filter media to catch any that I missed floating around and did a 50% water change. I will keep an eye on it and do another water change in a few days and see if that helps.

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    I think I solved my problem. My onion plants were hidden in the back and they got themselves completely buried. I pulled them out, and they were rotting and had a bad smell. Would this have caused the fungus to spread in the whole tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt_12 View Post
    I think I solved my problem. My onion plants were hidden in the back and they got themselves completely buried. I pulled them out, and they were rotting and had a bad smell. Would this have caused the fungus to spread in the whole tank?
    I think it is a distinct don't want a stinky tank anyway, right?...I'm sure the fish wouldn't
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