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Old 12-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #11 
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Diatoms are a type of algae. They are common in new tanks. Especially glass ones I think. They are harmless to fish. Some types of fish actually eat them. I had lots of them in my 10 gal when I first set it up. They went away on their own after 3 months or so.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:21 AM   #12 
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... those actually look like the little buggers that I just noticed growing on my Live plants... little white specs.
Hmm are there little threads hanging from your plants as well? Thats what I see on mine but it can't be Drax's poop... >.> I've seen his poop.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:00 AM   #13 
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Hey Jasper, I think that it may be signs of the water quality lowering. How long ago has it been since you cycled your tank? When was the last water change? Do you tend to let the food fall to the bottom of the tank and sit there and also do you ever clean the bottom of the tank i.e. gravel cleaner, etc? And like Alex said they are mostly harmless and used actually in studies to determine water quality. Fry of any kind and fish will eat it as well
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:43 PM   #14 
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Yea I read that, it is caused by lack of light *lol* funny eh?
But my tankx aren't new, well Jet's is a few month's old but the one that has the ugly brown stuff in it is almost a year old. And all my tankx are acrylic..do those go bad? (Tho if they do that will be the end of my having fish cause I don't have the money to spend on new tankx, and it's a shame cause I loved having fish).

No string's, just speck's on the plants.

I tried to cycle Romad's tank back Mai, the other tankx are not cycled.
I sorta was a bad fish mommy for a while now..had no time really to do a water change, I did a quick one when I could.
They goble the pellet's and bloodworm's up but the krill, brine shrimp and flakes..they take what they want and leave the rest.
I do gravel cleaning usually once a week.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:52 PM   #15 
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Okay well it sounds good then, just remember cycling is something not all fish can withstand. The constant changes in chemical levels and different bacteria, the beneficial bacteria that keeps these levels in check would be out of line. Use bacteria additives when cycling and try only doing 25% of the water at a time. Try and get some aquarium salt in there too if you can as well. And I don't believe that acrylic tanks can go bad either.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:42 PM   #16 
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Thankx Ademsoar
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