help, grey fungas/algae

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by scorpio, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. scorpioNew MemberMember

    help , grey fluffy fungas / algae

    :;bmu just brought home a 75 gallon used tank i bought which came with everything included . Yea !! the last owner had a lot of green algae on the gravel. After i put in tank i noticed some of the gravel had a grey looking fluffy fungas/algae on it ? Could it be dead green algae that turned grey? Anyway, how to get it off the gravel ? dosent want to rub off. Should i try boiling in water ? Thanks for helping:;banaman
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  2. Llama

    LlamaWell Known MemberMember

    Boiling is a good idea anyway. If its a used tank you could have spores (parasite or bacteria).

    Never heard of grey algae...


    Does it look like the Brush Algae?
  3. OP

    scorpioNew MemberMember

    yes , i think it might bebrush algae.
  4. Regal

    RegalWell Known MemberMember

    Congrats on the new tank!

    Is the tank cycled? Do you have a test kit?
  5. OP

    scorpioNew MemberMember

    thanks for the congrats , it was cycled but i had to drain so i could reinforce the wood stand it came with . it was making some disturbing noises and i didnt have a surf board lol

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