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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2016, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Some strange "spheres"

Hi. I noticed the presence of two weird spherical things in my tank. Have somebody seen something similar?

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Are they hard or soft, are they getting darker? Hard to guess the scale.

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I would guess they would be hard and just part of the gravel. Rounded due to being in all the other gravel or perhaps worn round due to being in moving water.
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Have you used any kind of root tab in this tank? Those look like the prills from inside root tabs:



They start out yellowish brown, then turn more transparent as the fertilizer inside dissolves. It's harmless. Pick them out if they look bad.

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Egg sac

Have you gotten any new plants lately? Have any snails in that tank?
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Osmocote came up through the gravel

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Thanks for all the responses. The spheres are not changing color or something like that. They are around 5mm in diameter. I have snails in my tank but the theory about the root tabs is according to what is happening. I am using some root capsules. They are transparent with some balls inside. And precisely I planted them around the same site where the "spheres" appeared. Thanks for the replies, what a great forum.

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