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Old 02-09-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Help white stuff in my new tank

I just started running this tank as of 2-8-14 and now there white stuff that kind slimy here a pic plz help me I'm new to the salt tank world plz help thk u nick
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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White stuff? Tell us a bit more about the tank set up - filtration? Equipment? what did you use to cycle the tank? What size is it? I take you have no livestock yet and I see sand but how much rock do you have in there?
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White stuff? Tell us a bit more about the tank set up - filtration? Equipment? what did you use to cycle the tank? What size is it? I take you have no livestock yet and I see sand but how much rock do you have in there?



I have like 40 pounds of live sand and two back wall pumps and a heater set at 76 the tank is a 30 gal than I have like I think 20 pound of live rock, this white stuff that is in the pick I had scraped off is slimy, like I said in new at this so plz work with me
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:05 AM   #4
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Looks like dust from the sand.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:22 AM   #5
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It can't be sand it was white and slimy I had scrape it off with a box cut
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What kind of water are you using? White and slimy is very curious!
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:27 AM   #7
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Are the back wall pumps powerheads? Or return pumps to a sump?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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Help white stuff in my new tank

Ok as of now it's starting to go away does any one know what it is
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When should I do my first water change
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #10
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What were your water test results?
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^ yup, post your water parameters so you can see how your cycle is going. What are you using to cycle the tank? Sorry can't help your slimy white problem...
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #12
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Ok I got a new pump want marieland 350
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:25 PM   #13
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Those are good but need to be modified for saltwater.
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???? What u mean
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #15
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The white stuff is lines in the tank from when you filled it. I had the same with mine. It is like the salt etches the glass. No biggie. Just scrape it off and you should be good
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You got a new filter or a new power head?
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Ok got the water full tested and I was all good
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Did you test it or did you have a fish store test it?
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Yes I did came out good they said
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I wonder what good means? Did they write it down and give the results to you? Or just tell you they were good and sold you a fish? I highly recommend buying your own liquid test kits so you can understand your own water - after all it is the most important part of keeping your salt tank. Are you making your own water or buying it? Do you have a refractometer (or a more unpopular hydrometer) for measuring salinity?
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