Good Bacteria? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 15
Good Bacteria?

How does good bacteria look like? are they microscopic so that we can never see them with our eyes? or are they the much that build up in/on our filters after a while? Or are they that dirty brown stuff that we vaccum from the gravel?
chingy-vang is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 07:02 PM
Algae Grower
 
Bacano's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 25
You can find pics of the bacteria under a microscope around the site. You cannot see them with the naked eye, the bacteria form a thin brown layer around all your equiptment where theres water flow. There are alot more in the sponges, bioballs, substrat, and gravel because of surface area.

EHEIM-PIMP #383

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

55 Gallon
Eheim 2215, Eheim 2026, Eheim Surface Extractor, Ebo Jager 250w, Pressurized CO2 w/ Aquamedic 1000 Reactor, Coralife 2x 6700k 28w, 2x Colormax 28w, 45kg Flourite, 15 Kg Florabase, No Fert Dosing....Yet
Bacano is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 07:32 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: DeKalb, IL
Posts: 50
The dirty brown stuff from the substrate is old fish food and fish waste which is called mulm as far as I've understood. There may be some bactieria in it but as others noted you won't be able to see it with the naked eye.
JarHarms is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome