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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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What is this? I have no clue, i didnt think diatoms could get stringy like that? Is this diatoms or another form of algae and how do i get rid of it?

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fish hammocks!!!!... I dunno lol. but I see those too from time to time. seems like something caught on a snail trail
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what to do about it?
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they are ruining the look of my tank lol
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you cant get an airline and siphon them out?
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but what is it? a form of algae? I have been cleaning it out pretty good but my betta just sits on the bottom and doesn't move
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oh? interesting, but I think the stuff itself is harmless...
what's your water temperature?
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it sits anywhere from 78 - 80 Fahrenheit it never goes above 80
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would an aerator help my situation?
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a current would probably help... I only get weird string fluffs in still tanks. it's jut the betta acting weird?
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yeah i think hes just acting wierd but he has laid on the bottom like this before but the stringy algae stuff is what worries me with him, would you recommend an aerator?
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