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  1. #21

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    I don't know about the odor, but yes it is very tough short strands. Like fur, almost. In my tank it started as a small little furry patch on the glass, about the size of a blueberry. Looked just like a tiny marimo ball was trying to grow on the glass. I tried picking it off with my scaping tweezers and it held fast and I didn't get much. I was still new to the hobby and couldn't ID it, so I didn't know the true nature of the beast that was soon to come. I left it alone as the little tuft didn't seem dangerous in any way. Released its spores at some point shortly after and that was the beginning of the end. I had very strong light in the tank and was growing hemiathus callitrichoides "cuba." It worked its way into the carpet and established itself as a permanent pest. I may have some old photos in a journal around here...



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    Yep, I can't seem to grow traditional carpet plants without getting some kind of green filamentous algae. Carpetting plants and moss are a nightmare when that type of algae hits. But as my tanks are now, they are medium light at best, so I haven't seen it in a while.
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    Wouldn't anything that effects bacteria affect the cycle?

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    Is it the SeptiBac you are referring to? The SeptiBac bacteria isn't nitrifying bacteria, but it will affect the cycle I believe via competitive exclusion. I think it helps the cycle, although I can't remember how I really thought it was similar to heterotrophic bacteria, but I have to reread about it. All I know is it doesn't hurt, It's cheap, so I thought why not try it. I knew at one time the strains of bacteria......
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    Btw, now I'm not so sure it all was cyano. While cleaning the tank yesterday, I noticed more of that brown rubber algae on the glass when I scraped it. I couldn't see the algae on the glass, but some peeled away and accumulated on my blade. So I scraped the whole tank down and sucked up the algae. I found some heavy pieces on the DW area, it didn't smell like anything. I really tired to smell it lol. My guess is that some cyano was mixed in with it, so I'm back to square one trying to figure out what it is. All I can think to do is remove it when I see it.

    I've recently started a siesta for these two tanks as well. I haven't seen much of an improvement but I'm giving it more time. These things take a while sometimes as we all know.

    On a happy note the pair spawned after the WC a nice big spawn Maybe I'll take the plunge and try to raise them now that life is a bit calmer. I've been thinking lately I want to seriously get back into my tanks, I'm feeling the excitement again
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I've been thinking lately I want to seriously get back into my tanks, I'm feeling the excitement again
    That's great news!....congrats on the new spawn
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    Aww crap. They ate the eggs. Not sure why, but I think they've eaten their eggs the last few times now that I think of it. I added a siesta to the algae/cyano breeder tanks about the same time they started eating the eggs and I'm pretty sure I saw them eating the eggs when the light turned off. I ended up skipping siesta, the eggs remained that night but gone yesterday morning.

    I took a good hard look at the tanks and fish last night. I fear my fish are too thin. So I've started a new thread regarding that. I'll take a look at the state of the tank after I deal with the fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunqn81 View Post
    All of them...? Yeesh...
    No not all of them, but another male is looking like he's getting really skinny. His female partner is petite, but I'm not sure. I for sure have a platinum male angelfish who is thin for sure. With the other two passing away from the same thing in another tank, I'm passed paranoid :(
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