I recently (about 2 months ago) set up a 10 gallon heavily planted tank. The tank is obviously 10 gallons, and has about 2.5-3.5" of quarts sand, a small 100 gph aquaeon powerfilter, a heater and some drift wood.
Fish fish include:
1 gold nugget pleco (2")
2 Blue rams (Small pair)
2 White cloud minnows.
Some Stuff About The Planted aspect:
96 watt 10,000K light
3/4 watt LED moon light
For the past 2 weeks, I have had an algea problem. Because of this, I have scaled down my use of fertilizer and light time, and done a 20% water change every two days, and rinsed off some of the particularly bad plants. The algea is no longer a problem. For the past week, There have been millions of little fibers floating around the water. They are EVERYWHERE, and I can't get rid of them. I'm looking for a little help with this.
The fibers look like small hairs about 3-4 mm long and I cannot fully specify how many other them there are. It's incredible. They are transparent, and you can only see them when you turn the lights on. They dont seem to have any effect on the fish or plants.
This morning, I got really annoyed with them and did a 40% water change. No difference or effect... at all.
Can anyone give me some advice of what these are or how I get rid of them? I am very proud of this tank, and these things are wrecking it for me, So I would LOVE any help I can get. If anyone knows how to get rid of green slime algae, that information would be appreciated too.
Thanks for your time, and sorry for the long post.