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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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What is this spider web like that killed my rotala?

I started my dry start tank almost a week ago and now I noticed that I have the spice web like thingy on my rotala and it is dying. What is it? What can I do to rid it? Will it spread?

Here is a picture of how it looks like. It is kinda hard to see.
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I can't see anything

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I can't see anything either

Does it look like something like this?



This is an example of spider mites.

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I can't see anything either

Does it look like something like this?



This is an example of spider mites.

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Looks kinda like that but without the spiders and all those dots. I took a better picture.



How do I get rid of it?
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Looks like straight up spider web, is this an emersed tank?

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Yup its emersed. I will add water as soon as the hc grows out and rooted.
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Looks like a fungus
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Looks like a fungus
If it is, how do I get rid of it?
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Id try removing the plant along with all the substrate around it and see how that works.
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I'm having the same problem right now with my hc emerge grow. I tried to remove it all and drained the level of water real low and give it more air. Of course I have to mist it more often. I hope mine grow back to normal like the last couple of days and I hope you can find a solution too and help me also.
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It looks like a type of hair algea, but I guess dry air ventilation across tank top might minimize it IF it is a fungus.

Let tank dry off a bit instead of adding water daily, to simulate "real-life" emersed conditions from a drying "winter-season" riverbed, you might also want to reduce photoperiod.

Peroxide swabbing might help also

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It looks like a type of hair algea, but I guess dry air ventilation across tank top might minimize it IF it is a fungus.

Let tank dry off a bit instead of adding water daily, to simulate "real-life" emersed conditions from a drying "winter-season" riverbed, you might also want to reduce photoperiod.

Peroxide swabbing might help also

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Thanks, I'm doing 8 hours a day with 2x24watt cfl. I saran wrap my tank so not too much water leaves the tank. I should probably leave the saran wrap off a day to let water evaporate.
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It's fungus. Easiest way to get rid of it is flooding the tank.

Just curious why you decided to throw your Rotala in there during the dry start? Is that really Rotala? The leaves look big for Rotala species.
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After flooding the tank for a day would that kill the fungus and can you drain it for dsm again?
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It's fungus. Easiest way to get rid of it is flooding the tank.

Just curious why you decided to throw your Rotala in there during the dry start? Is that really Rotala? The leaves look big for Rotala species.
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It's fungus. Easiest way to get rid of it is flooding the tank.

Just curious why you decided to throw your Rotala in there during the dry start? Is that really Rotala? The leaves look big for Rotala species.
Oops, mistake. I have rotala in there too but in the picture is Ludwigia repens.
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