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Old 11-23-2017, 03:26 AM   #1
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I have just recently got a new 25 litre tank and have had it set up for just over a week now. I got the fish yesterday only but the heater has some strange white slime on the top of it - it started before I got the fish. Please can someone help some of the fish are eating it.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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That is just 'slime' which can grow on plastics like airlines and such.
Just wipe it off. No big deal or problem.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:34 AM   #3
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That is just 'slime' which can grow on plastics like airlines and such.
Just wipe it off. No big deal or problem.
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Technically, I believe it's a biofilm. A collection of microscopic organisms, typically bacteria that colonized a surface.

But yeah, as was stated earlier.. it's not a big deal.
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So I should just wipe it off and will it keep growing back?
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Personally I would ignore it until it was time to clean my filter. It's fine to wipe off whenever. The slime will likely go away once the tank matures a bit more.
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