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Old 06-29-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Gooey Substance on treated Tap water

For my tank i've been putting the replacement water in a bucket, putting in the water conditioner (API water conditioner, although i just bought prime cause it was running out), then letting the bucket sit for 48 Hours for the Ph to go down. However by the 2nd day i notice a layer of some sort of Gooey semi-solid substance at the top of the bucket. i remove it with a scooper but a few remains in the bucket. Anybody know what it could be and would it be harmful to my fish? i've done some search and no avail. only possible explanation is i may be using to much water conditioner.
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Is it some sort of mold? Could be the water conditioner, some have a slime coat additive... Does this happen with Prime?
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If you've been using Stress Coat, it definitely has a rather gooey texture, maybe leave a bucket of straight tap water sitting out and you can isolate that it's definitely formed by the conditioner.
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If there's no surface agiation, what you're seeing is completely normal. Even without using a de-chlorinator, you'll get that. It's some sort of bio-film.
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