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Old 03-29-2017, 06:40 AM   #1
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Stringy slime

I have a outbreak of this stingy clear/white slime all over my tank. It took only 2 days to start growing on the glass. It's not very long but I can see it waving on the glass from the current. I really have no idea what it is. My tank is a 46gal bowfront planted tank. I'm keeping 6 Congo Tetra, 8 Emperor Tetra, 8 Rummynose Tetra, a BN Plack, and 6 Peppered Cory and I would say that it is moderately planted at the moment since I just cut all of my Wisteria down to get rid of old emersed growth. The only thing that I have changed is about 2 weeks ago I started using Seachem's Flourish Advance. I dosed everyday for the first 10 days as per instructions. Seachem's​Tech support said that it is in no way from the Flourish Advance. Flourish Advance is simply plant hormones to help plant growth. Anybody out there with any ideas or experience with using this product or dealing with this slimey stuff that is taking over my tank? Any thoughts or ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:06 AM   #2
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Can you post a fts
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:16 AM   #3
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FTS? I will post I picture in about 30min once my lights​ come on.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:17 AM   #4
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Sorry....fts is full tank shot. Im curious.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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No problem my lights just came on. They are on a ramp timer so it takes 15min for them to be on fully. I will post several pictures. Thank you for the response.
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Here is the tank 4 days after I cleaned it. I'm also dealing with diatoms as this is a fairly new tank. It has been cycled for 4 months. The slimey stuff is white at first then after a couple of days it turns brown but I believe that is the diatom growing on it.
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Ya I see melting and diatoms. The second picture....I got nothing
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The plant in the third picture: what is that?
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You can't see the stringy slimey stuff that I'm talking about? The last picture is of a spot I purposely left on the back to see just high long it would get. As far as melting goes, none of the plants are really melting and are growing quite well despite the diatom and this slime. I'll post the pictures again just in case. Any guesses or ideas of what it might be?
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The plant in the third picture: what is that?
Look like a anubias plant
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The plant in the third picture: what is that?
Yes it's a Narrow Leaf Anubias attached to a rock that is just below the surface of the sand.
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Anybody have any ideas or thoughts on what this is and/or any possible causes?
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It's a clear/white slime that is all over everything. My camera doesn't pick it up very well and I cleaned it all out of the tank today. These are the only pics I have at the moment...It kinda looks like cobwebs after a couple of days. It gets long enough to see waving in the current. Thee 2nd picture is of the back of the tank. The spot on the bottom of the background between the plants is a spot that I have not cleaned off yet to see just how long it would get.
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I see some stuff but I cant identify. Nor can I think of anything that would cause that.
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It's a clear/white slime that is all over everything. My camera doesn't pick it up very well and I cleaned it all out of the tank today. These are the only pics I have at the moment...It kinda looks like cobwebs after a couple of days. It gets long enough to see waving in the current. Thee 2nd picture is of the back of the tank. The spot on the bottom of the background between the plants is a spot that I have not cleaned off yet to see just how long it would get.
Have you been using any type of water clarifier like seachem clarity or any other kind
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Have you been using any type of water clarifier like seachem clarity or any other kind
No water clarifiers ever used in this tank. I wish you guys could see it like I do but my camera just won't pick it up. I noticed that my water flow was not as it should be so I broke down my filter and it was completely clogged up with this slimey stuff. I just threw away the floss and replaced what I could. It was all over my bio material (Matrix and Fluval Bio Rings) as well. I hope that it hasn't killed any BB! I have been beating my head against the tank trying to figure this out. Could it possibly be a bacteria thing like cynabacteria?
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No water clarifiers ever used in this tank. I wish you guys could see it like I do but my camera just won't pick it up. I noticed that my water flow was not as it should be so I broke down my filter and it was completely clogged up with this slimey stuff. I just threw away the floss and replaced what I could. It was all over my bio material (Matrix and Fluval Bio Rings) as well. I hope that it hasn't killed any BB! I have been beating my head against the tank trying to figure this out. Could it possibly be a bacteria thing like cynabacteria?
Naw I see what you talking about I just don't have a clue I have seen it before when people would use some type of water clarifier. Hmmmm......
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