I was wondering if anyone could answer the question as to why I am having this weird brown mucus suddenly show up.. its clogging up my skimmer and collecting at the top of the aquarium. I have to empty out my skimmer bubble diffuser daily now because it clogs up.
This started about 2 weeks ago. I did add some trumpet / candy cane coral to my aquarium, it seems to be doing well. The only thing I can think of is maybe my coral is too close together? I've heard corals can 'go on chemical warfare' with each other. Everything looks healthy, fish are ok, corals are opening up.. I'm confused as to why this mucus started and where its coming from. Any help appreciated..
55 gallon, 2 x 150 watt MH
( only one on ) 2 x 96 watt PC
50/50 bulbs, ph 8.2, salinity 1.025, temp about 79/80, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate between 0-10ppm ( shows up a little darker than 0 but not as dark as 10ppm) calcium 420
large kenya tree, 2 toadstoal leathers, hairy mushrooms, watermellon mushrooms, zoo colony, birdsnest, montipora frag, trumpet/candy cane coral, green star polyps
Ive added a pic just incase, to see if maybe proximity is an issue?