You shouldn't worry about it killing your fish. Algae, for the most part, is harmless.
I'm just not sure this white film-y fuzz is an algae (it covers whole bulb not just top). It doesn't look like hair algae.. have had my own battle with that in the 55..x.x
btw that's a dead anubias leaf and rhizome next to it, not a lily leaf.. was hoping it would grow but nope dead >.<
this is 2 days in a cup, no fauna, no water movment.. rinsed before adding, used Primed water (kept by tank to get a little light but mostly shaded by fern and betta food bag).. You can se part of the bulb is exposed (lighter part instead of dark brown outter) its just dissolved and bubbled away into this.. You sure that's an algae? If so can you tell me what type so I can lok into it.
You've got a nice start here! Have you thought of covering the blue foam? I've got some Riccia that needs thinning in my 55 as it's has almost completely blocked the light on one end, if you want some let me know. There are several aquatic plants that will work well growing emersed in this set up.
I got a Red Tiger Lily earlier this year, all the leaves melted and the bulb went dormant for almost two months before it started growing. I was almost ready to toss it out when it finally started growing.
Thank you for the offer! I'd actually bought some black foam yesterday with the intent of making a DIY foam filter.. but its way too air-y (no where near dense) so I'm thinking of switching out the blue for black in the HOB, and thinning it a bit. I'd gotten some riccia on Thursday (came with shrimp.. which i wanted to make the diy sponge filter for.. ended up just ordering some on amazon) I might try slapping it on top of the black foam, if there's still open gaps I'l give you a poke and see if any is still available ^^ I'm just kinda winging it, with the riparium part. I'm only slightly hesitant about using some aquatic plants as emersed grown as the area of the house they're in is not humid, and I don't want to have to remember to mist this __x a week. Riccia on top of foam should be ok since waters flowing over/just under it... wonder if i should sew it on until it grows in a bit?
Photos of bulb in a cup shown above, if you've seen anything like this while yours was dormant please let me know... or if you know if that's an algae, and not some fungus/rott/etc.
Looks like a lot of fun!
Thank you, it is ^^