ID Please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Carter-PE, 15 Oct 2011.

  1. Carter-PE

    Carter-PE

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    Hi

    My tank has been running for about 2 weeks. It was running NSW for a week before I put in the rock. It was not LR as the rock had been out of the water for a few days. When I got it, I soaked it overnight in NSW, then scrubbed it clean with NSW and then soaked overnight again with fresh NSW. I noticed the marked growth after a couple days but it is growing. It seems soft as it does move a bit with the "current" but it hasn't moved from that spot. Sorry about the clarity of the pic, it's taken with my BB as my camera is out on loan to my folks.
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    Too hard to tell. Can you explain in detail what it looks like?
     
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    OK, here are 2 more pics take with my iPad. Hope they are clearer
     
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    Looks like a bacterial colony feeding on some decaying organic matter. Take the rock out and smell it - rotten eggs means I am correct. If so, wash it off.
     
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    Thanks, will check that this evening. I assume once it's washed off it should be safe to put back.
     
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    It doesnt really matter what it is :) if its somthing rotting its just going to help your tank cycle :)
     
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    Took the rock out and it doesnt smell too good. Haven't cleaned it off yet tho.
     
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