THINGS in my water?
I'm in the middle of cycling my 6 gallon tank, and lately I've noticed tiny things in the tank. I'm not sure what they are, if they're harmless, or if I should be taking steps to kill them.
I don't have any pictures because they're so incredibly tiny that none of the pictures turn out. I think there's at least three different types -
1. Tiny white grains, almost like sand, crawling slowly around on the driftwood.
2. Tiny round things that look like air bubbles that move jerkily in the current. I' not entirely convinced they are't just air bubbles, but they move sort of strangely. Also, I think I've seen them settle on the glass.
3. Minute, translucent, white, worm-like things that wiggle crazily around in the water column. I think they might have antennae or tentacles? They're too tiny to tell for sure though.
There are also some tiny little ramshorn snails, but at least I know what they are an how to handle them.
Pretty sure these all came in with the live plants. This is my first planted tank, so I haven't had much experience with hitchhikers. How worried should I be? Can these things be contained? Is it time to tear everything down, bleach the whole tank, and start again?