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Old 12-29-2010, 08:02 PM   #1 
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Drax's Tank is on Quarantine Infestation has Occurred!

(WARNING WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS VERY FRANTIC: I'm ok really don't start wondering if Drax's owner is completely insane, I'm just being REALLY REALLY Dramatic >,> to sorta make it entertaining and... well because it attracts attention)...

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Before I completely loose my *Censored* Mind...

Allow me to walk you through the events as they unfolded...

5 Days Ago: I noticed small little white dots appearing ALL over the Anacharis plants... of course trying to be rational since I've done nothing but cry wolf lately I decided it was probably just bubbles.

4 Days Ago: The white dots ... were not bubbles they were sorta milky colored with I SWEAR a blueish tint, The Anacharis plants are now wilting and are being covered by VERY VERY fine filiments that seem to be helping ANCHOR the white dots to the plant as they seem to not sit on the plant... but just effortlessly float around the plant a few milimeters away motionless.

3 Days Ago: I began to notice that the tiny bubbles the filter shoots out every now and then were starting to randomly cling to the glass, and the white dots where now start detaching from the Anacharis plants and start free floating around... I still kept thinking "No... nope... nope I'm JUST seeing things..."

2 Days Ago: Performed a 100% water change to try and get rid of the white dots that ... now realizing it wasn't bubbles attaching to the glass... BUT THE WHITE DOTS! I thought I had gotten rid of all of them... tank was filled with regular bubbles as well clinging to the side... I thought I had solved the problem...

1 Day Ago: I hadn't slept after finding out I didn't pass AP1 (Advanced Problem Solving in Graphic Design 1, already passed Graphic Design 1-4, so this was the 5th glass next was to be AP2 then Senior Seminar and Graduate! Somehow *Ooh... getting sick again thinking about it* I got a D... I thought I was guaranteed a B! Now I have to retake AP1 and all of my classmates whom I'm friends with and been with since GD1 at my University are moving on and leaving me behind... it's not the end of the world, just it hurts because I was really trying my best...) Thats when I did one last look before I went in the basement to just Read... Was tired... but I swear I saw one of the dots idling along the glass ever so slowly. I just assumed I was seeing things again... My medications are not too friendly when you don't sleep... you see stuff... Shadow figures... etc etc.

Infestation: Their are several of these little white things clinging to the glass and they are noticeably ... well... it's so hard to... *Tries to focus* Um... hang on...

IS THERE NOT A *CENSORED* STUPID *CENSORED* MAGNIFYING GLASS IN THIS HOUSE! ............... anyway from what I can tell they ... Just... look like little white oval (I think their oval-ish) and seem to be extending out their own little filiment (Same thing as what was holding them to the Anacharis plants) and they seem to be sticking it out... then pulling it back in... like little creepy tongues...

The worst part is... Drax seems oblivious to them! Dozens will float past his face (They don't seem to be bothering him though... but then again they didn't stick to the glass at first...) Ok not dozens... maybe a few will float past. But I thought I had gotten rid of them all when I did a cleaning!

I have no idea what to do... I mean it's pointless now to remove the Anarcharis (Only a few left on them now) and it IS starting to improve since I moved it into more light... So I'd hate to hurt it...

*Ahems* I have given you as much information I as I possibly can... I feel as if I gave proper detailing of how the foreign bodies arrived and how they Infested...

Just tried cleaning his tank again and now there are more of them around! UGH! His water is pristine! His temp is at 80F (He likes it warm, otherwise he just hovers around the heater)
10gal tank,
Almost Cycled
Not Substrated...
Few Anachari's and a Java Fern as well as the Submerged Vine.

Drax.... seems unaffected... in fact (Feeding him his dinner now)

*CHOMP*
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Oww....

Ok not going on a Tangent now! ... WHAT ARE THESE THINGS and now I've tried photographing... pointless they just blend in with the other random bubbles... (Small bubbles the filter spits out now and again... the white things are like... way smaller than a Betta Bubble nest Bubble...)

*Posts*

I swear if these end up being Beneficial... I'm going to cry... I've been panicking all day trying to clean them out of the tank... *Cries* 4 hours of cleaning...*Twitch* no sleep... (Meds make me OCD about cleanliness so instead of simply rinsing things off... I scrub for several minutes each thing) then spent 2 hours using the gravel vac to keep catching the Anacharis leaves that kept breaking off from me hitting it... (If I take it out... it will probably shed half it's leaves and I'd Scream bloody murder after just cleaning the tank for so long)

Havent had a good few days...
Bad news is unacceptable...

If the Anarcharis is to blame and was a Transporter from infested plants at PetSmart... *Smiles* Watch the news for a shooting HAHAHAHAH (I'm kidding, I'd just file a complaint... and ANGRY one)

Even after all this freak out it would STILL be nice if they were good... hehe... heh... hehehehehehehe maybe their making the tank even cleaner (I may pass out after I finish typing this... so tired)

(I'm ok really don't start wondering if Drax's owner is completely insane, I'm just being REALLY REALLY Dramatic >,> to sorta make it entertaining and... well because it attracts attention)...

PLEASE HELP!
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:45 PM   #2 
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Um... *Rereads post after calming down completely*

Wow you all must think I'm a basket case now... too late to edit it *Biting nails* Please don't attack it for it's insanity um *Cough*
Yeah so the little white things... *Blushes* Did NOT think that post would be as Dramatic as it ended up being...
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:46 PM   #3 
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I was going to say that you should take everything out of the tank and clean it under super hot water, but, er... *runs away*
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #4 
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Are you sure they are not snails......little bitty baby snails that came in on the plants....and.... don't cry.....they can be a good thing if kept under control....if Drax is fine and otherwise acting his normal self......take a deep breath...smile.....and take a nap....you crack me up...laffs....not laughing at you.....but you are pretty funny......

I do enjoy your post.......
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I do enjoy you post.......
Me too! xD
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:51 PM   #6 
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Yes you are very expressive. Lol

And it could possibly be baby snails. It makes sense considering they came from the plant.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #7 
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Or it could be planT babies. If they hatch out of eggs...
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:01 PM   #8 
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Are you sure they are not snails......little bitty baby snails that came in on the plants....and.... don't cry.....they can be a good thing if kept under control....if Drax is fine and otherwise acting his normal self......take a deep breath...smile.....and take a nap....you crack me up...laffs....not laughing at you.....but you are pretty funny......

I do enjoy your post.......
*Hugs*

Yeah I got a message about a profane word I used (In an earlier post, did mean it but oh well lesson learned) and when I read it I immediately went to tone down this, but past the 20min mark and just kept refreshing to see how you would all react, to explain myself, it's like I CAN'T just give info, I have to dress it up and make it entertaining I mean I was freaking, the school thing still has me upset but I'm not some loony nut job, I'm just... Interesting? ehe... Last note, I mention my meds alot, they do make me VERY paranoid in cases like this when I feel I should be doing something to help (Hence the over ATTEMPTED sanitation).

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I mean they could be... but how can I tell? they are so hard to see. I was just scared it was ICK or something... but I've just been watching Drax he's not scratching or anything he's mad I moved a few things (Probably why he bit me when feeding, my fault, phone rang and I reached over to grab it still with my hand hovered over the water with the food pellet where he was waiting for me to drop it) haha
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #9 
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Um... *Rereads post after calming down completely*

Wow you all must think I'm a basket case now... too late to edit it *Biting nails* Please don't attack it for it's insanity um *Cough*
Yeah so the little white things... *Blushes* Did NOT think that post would be as Dramatic as it ended up being...

wow *munches on popcorn* at least Drax is ok :D
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:14 PM   #10 
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wow *munches on popcorn* at least Drax is ok :D

Yeah for now... now to spend hours looking up possibilities until someone just goes... "Oh I had that happen! It's just (Insert either horrible Parasite/Great (Whatever it is) thing...)."

Ah good parents are back (They had been gone all day). Maybe they know where the Magnifying Glass is... I know we have one >,>
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