ID these bubbles pls.

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  1. neo

    neo

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    Hello,
    these bubbles are popping up all over,
    the pics are from my sump as the DT lights were out but they are in the DT as well, in the DT they are on a few red pathes on back pane and on substrate against front pane.
    They have a silver mercury appearance, I had a look at pictures of bubble algea but these dont look the same.
    They are like sticky air bubbles and once dislodged they will float around and pop like an air bubble, not able to catch them between my fingers.
    Some of them, once popped, there is a very tiny small root-like thing that i can see.
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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Neo - this is showing that your DSB is now really starting to work. These bubbles is the result of the lowest level an-aerobic bacteria breaking down nitrates into nitrogen and oxygen....

    The bubbles that you see, is the nitrogen gas and oxygen gas bubbles....

    Don't worry - this is not a bad thing. It is a very good thing.....
     
  4. Garethmur

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    Ja, Mine has been doin the same thing, i jus assumed its what jacquesb jus told you... things finally startin to happen....:thumbup:
     
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    mine done the same now im feeling at better about my bubbles thanks jacquesb
     
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    Mind you - that said - the main reason why these bubbles is so evident, is because your micro fauna life is still to flourish big-time. The worms, amphipods, copepods, etc. "work" the bubbles out - meaning that you don't see the bubbles that much in a more mature tank....
     
  7. neo

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    Thx. jacquesb,
    this was my initial guess as well but then I started to worry because why are some of them on the glass where the red spots are forming, if it only stayed in/on the sand then I'd understand it ?
     
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    i have had the same thing....my DSB is full of them.i also have some of them on my substrate in the DT.i have noticed that they are getting less.glad its a good thing:)
     
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    Tagging along.
     
  10. sihaya

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    Bubbles are a sign of really happy algae... lots of cyano in that tank. But that's probably normal at this stage so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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