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Tiny white worms on glass

I just planted this tank three days ago and I have noticed some very tiny white worms on the glass. They are about the thickness of a hair and about a millimeter long. I donít think they came in on anything because I have no live stock and the plants were all tissue culture. Does anyone know what these are and what do? Also Iím using ada aquasoil if that helps. Any help is appreciated.







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These are usually longer and are generally ok. However, I've only had then when using tap water and also skimping on my water and filter changes. Basically, tap and a dirty tank did it.
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These are usually longer and are generally ok. However, I've only had then when using tap water and also skimping on my water and filter changes. Basically, tap and a dirty tank did it.


I do a 50% water change every 3 days and I use rodi water so I donít think they are detritus worms plus they seem way too small to be


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That's very good, but don't forget about vacuuming the substrate and getting the detritus out from the plants. If that is all done well enough, then they might have come in from plants.

Either way, they are a typical part of an ecosystem. They eat detritus and even shrimp shells once they get bigger.

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