Dirty glass inside? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Dirty glass inside?

Hey i have been noticeing that my tank has this see through sludge, and it gets on my nerves. I dont know what it is but it makes the water look foggy and I dont like it, i usualy get rid of it by doing complete cleaning of the tank, does anyone know what it is. Is it normal or does it effect the fish.

Is there any fish that will eat it or clean it or should i use a magnetic cleaner?
jdiaz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 12:21 PM
Member
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
Welcome! Can you provide more info. What size tank, how long set up, what fish, substrate, any plants, water parameters? That would help diagnose.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
DKRST is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
It is a 10-gallon with an onion plant (i belive), gem gravel accents, pair of shortfin mollies, set up for about month and a half, dont have a test kit but i would say the water is in grate condition.
jdiaz is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 01:01 PM
Member
 
MinaMinaMina's Avatar
 
Diatoms on the glass? When you wipe the inside glass with a plain white paper towel, does it come off brown?

"My dither fish need dither fish!"
MinaMinaMina is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Nope nothing colored, i did just wipeit with a paper towel and nothing it just came off
jdiaz is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Member
 
jeaninel's Avatar
 
Aquarium
It could be just a bio-film. Just wipe the inside front glass at each water change with an algae scrubber or paper towel. It's not harmful to the fish.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
jeaninel is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 11-06-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Thanks for the answer. Good to know that its is just Bio-Film.
jdiaz is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 11:06 AM
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeaninel View Post
It could be just a bio-film. Just wipe the inside front glass at each water change with an algae scrubber or paper towel. It's not harmful to the fish.
If I would place one janitor fish in the tank would it be a possible solution?
rhenziel is offline  
Reply

Tags
dirty tanks , new aquarium , slime , slimy

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dirty water tcbehm Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 10-08-2009 05:54 AM
Dirty pond peterman Ponds and Waterfalls 0 05-10-2009 07:46 PM
Starphire Glass vs. Regular Glass lynneticknor Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 11-19-2008 01:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome