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post #1 of 8 Old 02-06-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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white slime in tank? new tank so is it becase of the cycle?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-07-2012, 04:19 PM
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Is that the filter stem? And is the white coating just on this, or elsewhere? Will it come off with your fingers easily?

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Is that the filter stem? And is the white coating just on this, or elsewhere? Will it come off with your fingers easily?

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-07-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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That is the heater but it was on the filter and on some gravel. I haven't touched it but I rinsed off the cup that goes on the filter to keep out large stuff and it rinsed off rasily
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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I've no idea what that might be. I would remove all that you can, just in case.

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Will rinsing it off interfere with the bacterial bloom
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If you mean the biofilm, possibly, but there is a biofilm on all surfaces including throughout the substrate so i wouldn't worry.

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