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Old 04-12-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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what is this growing in my heater in the qt

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Old 04-12-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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The pictures are a bit big. Its hard to tell. Is the stuff growing IN your heater or on it? Nothing should be growing IN it. If it is inside there is probably a leak and you need to get it out of there asap. Is the white spot on your gourami fuzzy looking?
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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the bottom end of the outside heater
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:25 AM   #4
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Looks to me like it's a gourami that's growing there, haha j/k.
I think it's some kind of algae or diatom. How long has the tank been running? Is it cycled?
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It is mineral deposits that have precipitated out of the water.
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:32 AM   #6
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its been running for more than a month and so where do I go from here to get rid of it? is it harmful?
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They look like mineral deposits, to me. You could try cleaning the heater with a little vinegar soak and then a clean scrub-brush and warm water. If it's mineral deposits, it is most likely calcium and should come off nicely with the vinegar.
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:00 AM   #8
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Agreed, it is deposits. It will not harm the fish. It is infesting my 55 gal tank right now and I just scrape it off.
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