In my 20g, I got a badluck, a kind of white string slime jelly bacterial thing growed everywhere, going to the water colums and clogging all my equipement...
Powerheads, Fluval filter, the filtration pad is a big block of slime thing, my HOB
protein skimmer output jammed, so the water level raised and flooded on the floor, lost 3 gallons on the wood floor.
This is the second time this happens to me... This is non predictable when this appear. I go to sleep, the lights shut down everything is perfect, and when I wake up 8 hours after, BANG, water everywhere on the floor
, and the tank full of this thing, big cleaning required !
I don't use air freshners or air parfume in my appartement...
The only thing I can suspect is maybe my massive peroxide dosing monday last week. (15ml/20gals to kill GHA). Also my magnesium is at 1750ppm.
The first time this happened, I think I dosed peroxyde the week before, same dose, for same reason, but the Mg
was stable at 1100ppm.
Here's the params:
1750ppm (I don't suspect the Mg
Running 3x240 GPH
pumps + my powerfull Fluval C4 filter, so I don't really suspect that's a cyanobacteria...
The sand bed is clean, my GHA are reducing slowly, all livestock seems happy, corals included, I only dose a very tiny little of NOPOX daily to help with GHA (<0.5ml), running GFO
Also this algae/slime thing don't grow on objects, it can of grow in the water, I don't know how the process work...
Any ideas on what this is and how to prevent this ?