rnn Posted September 13, 2021 Share Posted September 13, 2021 (edited) This is my first aquarium, and I am a week and a half into cycling my tank with only plants when I noticed this afternoon some ghostly, globby semi-transparent white blobs on the gravel, as well as on the pipe of my pump! I can't figure out if it's a fungus or mold, and if it's dangerous. Do I need to get rid of it? Will it magically go away all on its own? If I should clean it out, what's the best way to do it without spreading the spores/little bits around, and without potentially setting back my cycling? I have a low tech 15 gallon fluval flex, so there is a sponge filter in the back section along with a pump in the compartment right next to it (the pipe of which has what I think is the same blobs on it--almost looks like wet tissue?). It's stocked with 9 java ferns, 3 bacopa, and 6 dwarf sag. Decorations are driftwood with some christmas moss tied on, and a couple terracotta shrimp hides. I have small-medium gravel for my substrate, and I added in Seachem Flourish root tabs for the dwarf sag and the bacopa the other day. I haven't done any liquid fertilizer yet. Temp is a steady 80F (my apartment is a bit warm in the summer, and I haven't had a chance to try cooling the water temp down yet). I really appreciate any help! Googling has been quite confusing and my LFS is closed until next weekend 😭 Edited September 13, 2021 by rnn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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