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Old 01-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Grey hair stuff on plants

Anybody know what the grey hair like stuff growing on my anachris might be? It looks fuzzy in the tank and when I pull it out it's like a coarse grey wirey hair.

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:33 PM   #2

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Hair algae that dies turns grey, but you can also get fungus growing (esp. in acid water) or even fiber from food (like algae tablets) or filter media stuck to plants
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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I think I know what your talking about, as I too have something similar to that growing on some of my swords. I havent touched it directly though it does look wirey. I know that mine isnt hair algae as its always looked the same and its always been grey.
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