White (mold? Algae?) In Cycling Aquarium ? Photos Included Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by GreenFence, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. GreenFence

    GreenFenceNew MemberMember

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    So my new Aquarium has finally started it's cycle. The water was very murky for a week or so but now it is crystal clear. With this though, I have noticed some white mold (or algae?) growing on my filter. Given it's on the bottom part of the filter, it would be hard for me to remove. Would an algae scraper suffice in this scenario? Seems like it would just scrape it off and leave it float around the tank. And more importantly, is this dangerous to the fish?

    The mysterious mold/algae

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    Some on an artificial plant

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    Tank itself (crystal clear water)

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  2. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

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    Looks like a combination of algae and bacteria. The brown stuff is algae, the clear/milky stuff is bacteria.
    Next time you do a WC just remove the intake on the filter and remove it. And wipe it off the plant. Its really easy to remove and is harmless except that it can block and decrease the water flow through your filter.
     
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