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Do I need to add ferts to a 1month old dirted tank.? Think its trying to get beard algae on the plants. May be due to adding ferts

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what is this stuff? sorry, best pic i could get

Bump: thats supposed to be java moss. that gel looking stuff i believe is the beginning of an algae.. ur thoughts?
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Hard to tell from the pics, but from here appears to be brown, means it's diatoms. Knock as much loose as possible do water change, rinse repeat. Keep at it diatoms resolve themselves, it's part of what's called "New Tank Syndrome"
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Hard to tell from the pics, but from here appears to be brown, means it's diatoms. Knock as much loose as possible do water change, rinse repeat. Keep at it diatoms resolve themselves, it's part of what's called "New Tank Syndrome"
Ok thanx. Yeah the pics not great. It's almost a clear slime. I've been removing it with a 1/4 inch hose. Water changes plentiful. Ahh the quiet peacefulness of aquariums. Hmm. Lol

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Ok thanx. Yeah the pics not great. It's almost a clear slime. I've been removing it with a 1/4 inch hose. Water changes plentiful. Ahh the quiet peacefulness of aquariums. Hmm. Lol
Wait until the plants kick in, trim, clean, scrub off equipment, filter cleaning, clean glass, hey these will look better over here

Oh and BTW yea go ahead and start dosing ferts
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If it is on driftwood is is probably driftwood snot. Just pick it out frequently so it doesn't cover your plants. It is really harmless and will go away eventually. A common problem with newer driftwood in tanks.


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