Urgent help needed Live Rock Has a white Fungus

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  1. Gummi Bear

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    Good Day Gents

    My tank is still new only about a month now and is still cycling..Yesterday I noticed that on 3 of Live rocks there is a fungus and the one rock is smelling pretty bad..
    How Do I fix this ?

    In the Second Pic I have another rock but seem to find out what is growing on it It does not look like aptasia

    Thanks in Advance



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    Hi Angamia - the bottom one is a fanworm..... the "fungus" might be a sponge busy growing in the shadow/darkness?
     
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    the fungus may be ammonia due to die back from oxygen being trapped in some of the pockets.. this can be stopped by rotating the rock to get the air out..

    as for the other growth. it is a fanworm..
     
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    Second picture looks like a fan worm which is good. you will get a lot of those as time goes on.

    I cant really make out fronm your first photo what fungus you are talking about.

    If the tank is still cycling it could be algae or cyanobacteria.

    Do you just have the rock in the tank or have you put other livestock in?
    have you done any tests on your water?

    In my opinion you should let it take its course and not mess with it too much.

    I'm sure some of the other gurus would possibly help more.
     
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    Are Fanworms good to have in the Tank ,,, and Fungus is this good or bad as that rock is smelling really bad,,, In regards to this Rock i have moved last night, close to my light, This very same rock had Aptasia before, To get the Aptasia off I sprayed boiling water on the Aptasia directly,
     
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    Has your live rock been cured before adding it into your tank?
     
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    Yes the live rock was cured, the live rock was from LFS for about 5 months as well in his fish tanks
     
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    Fan worms are good to have as they are filter feeders. There maybe some die off on your rock that is causing the bad smell. Are all your water parameters in check?
     
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    I never really tested my water as yet as the tank is still cycling, But there is a molly in the tank which is doing fine, My Friend was needed a home for his molly, an i did some reading that a molly will be fine in fresh water and salt water even after one week of cycling,

    in regards to the Die off, should I remove the rock from the water or should I do a water change,

    In regards to the above would a UV light make a difference, i have one but its not plugged in
     
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    I'm a beginner myself, but from what I have read. Maybe you should take it out and cure it in a bucket filled with water from your setup, a pump for waterflow and do regular water changes until the smell goes away, thats when you know it is properly cured. I'm not really sure how this is done or if I explained it properly but wait for the guru's to answer these questions. I havnt heard or read of UV lighting being used.
     
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