Worm like algae or detritus on new driftwood.

  1. Patrick Ang

    Patrick Ang Initiate Member

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    I just set up a dirted tank, and there are these brown worm like pieces of algae or detritus.
    NOTE! : THE WORM LIKE THINGS AREN'T ALIVE AND CAN BE RUBBED OFF, BUT WILL COME BACK AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS.

    It is also on my larger leafed plants: amazon swords, small ones on the ludwigia.

    I will put up photos when i get home from school, but if anyone can provide the source or what action needs to be done it would be very well appreciated.

    I don't know if it's diatoms from the excess nutrients from the recently dirted tank, but it's manzanita driftwood.

    THANKS SO MUCH
     


  2. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

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    Sounds like diatoms but not sure.
     


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    Patrick Ang

    Patrick Ang Initiate Member

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    I'll take a few pictures, but it's not like evenly spread, it's in those worm shapes all along the driftwood.