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what is this white stuff all over my tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by WreckItRuan, Jan 3, 2018.

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    HI
    I got a couple of shrimp in a 30L tank and a view weeks ago and I saw this white stuff on my rocks,glass and plants and I was wondering what it is and if it is harmful to shrimp and if there is a way to remove it (I used the best image I could get the things are very small)
    Thanks 20180103_233342.jpg
     
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    Do they move? Looks a little hair like, like maybe hydra?
     
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    no the
    they don't move they just hover on stuff in my tank
     
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    If you siphon it out, does it return?
     
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    yes I did a full water change to get rid of it on sunday and by monday it was all back
     
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    Possibly just diatoms--though they usually look more tan/brown. Try wiping some up with a white cloth, maybe? I doubt it is anything harmful.
     
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    Ok I will thanks for the help
     
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    I vote algae. How long are your lights on per day? Try 6 hours & see what happens.
     
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    My lights are on almost all day i just turn them off at night so they are on for about 10 hours
     
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    If you have a magnifying glass put a little bit of water with a couple of the white things and have a better look make sure they aren't baby shrimp
     

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