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Brown spots on glass and on plastic plants.

Postby 65gallon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:14 am

65 gallon tank has been up and running for about three weeks. Cycled with sponge from my 20 gal. tank. Fluval 305 filter, airstone, and fluval 300watt heater. 10 neon tetras and two catfish. Water was clear but has now become cloudy with some brown spots on the glass and decorations. Any suggestions?

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Postby jdak702 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:08 am

It's called algae. You just clean it.

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Postby jdak702 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:11 am

Stingray... take it from here. BTW, check this thread where we told this dude to do a cycle before adding 12 fish to his tank.

http://www.ratemyfishtank.com/phpbb/viewtopic/3811/s/0

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Postby 65gallon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:33 am

cleaned most of it yesterday but it is starting to come back again today. did a 20% water change and will do another water change in a week. water is still cloudy.

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Postby 65gallon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:18 am

jdak, I used the sponge from my 20 gallon tank to cycle this tank.

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Postby jdak702 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:38 am

Just because you picked up a sponge from another tank and dropped it in your tank means nothing. It does not instantly cycle your tank. You asked for advise last time, got several response saying the same thing and then you decided to do the opposite.

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Postby ThisFish884484 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 pm

Thats the death muck and you need to bleach everything including your fish with the strongest bleach possible alos you should unplug everything (i.e. filter, aerator, lights0 as soon as possible to prevent an airborne contamination and risk certain death to everyone in your house

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Postby joyce123 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:38 pm

ha ha ha
 
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Postby 65gallon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:44 pm

ok..... i poured half a gallon of bleach into my tank and unplugged everything. Is one of the symptoms of the airbourne contaminations vomiting because my 5 month old daughter has been puking since the tank had those stupid brown spots. If she is sick from the tank my wife is going to kill me!!!!!!!!!!! She didnt want the tank but I talked her into it saying the kids would really like it.

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Postby TigerTaylor8906 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:50 pm

65 gallon, are you serious? I really hope you are playing along, these guys have been on a douche bag trend latley.

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Postby jdak702 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:16 pm

OMG

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Postby 65gallon » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:19 am

some of my fish have died. that death muck sure kills fish fast

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Postby stingraysrule » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:04 pm

I think that before you set up a tank, you should learn how to use a computer.
There is a thing on the computer called SEARCH ENGINE. You can go to google, or yahoo, or msn, and a variety of others and do a search on BROWN SPOTS in your aquarium.
That will pull up millions of hits.
Then you can occupy yourself all day as to what it is and not wait patiently for someone to give you some attention.
Brown spots are algae, and it comes back quickly.
My advice to you is instead of writing BS crap on your computer, get your fat a$$ up and go clean it.
Ha Ha, I am so funny.
 
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Postby 65gallon » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:26 pm

Is that not what these forums are for???? To talk to other fish tank owners and ask their advice and then do what I feel is right with the information that is useful to me????? I’ve done the search engine thing, thank you very much, and have come up with all sorts of different answers, from people who may or may not know what they are talking about. Jdak, if I did everything that people told me to do, I would have just poured bleach in my tank and killed all of my fish! Why you and your groupies feel you have the right to talk down to people and give them bogus advice is beyond me. TigerTaylor, thank you for your concern, but, yes, I was just playing along with these clowns, which apparently, isn’t allowed according to stingraysrule. These guys seem to get a little cranky when someone plays along in their ridiculous little games. Apparently they are the only ones who are allowed to talk smack on here.

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Postby TigerTaylor8906 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:43 pm

Hey just keep those water changes to like 30-40% a week for now and get a scrubber to scrub the glass. The brown is pretty normal ina new tank. Just let it do for now, hopefully it will allsettle out. You can also try feeding a little less and turning the ligh off an hour or two earlier.

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