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White slime / fluff covering decor & plants
Old 10-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Angel079 View Post
@1077 your situation / set up sounds identical to mine.
For ref point's do you have any fish in there atm?
And you also add extra nutrition via fert and still have the same issue and it was seeded like mine
What the heck is eating up the nutrition like this and building this darn fluff cloud (mine comes out super easy).
Do you currently do any more often w/c then usual in that particular tank? Do you know the parameters of yours by chance?

I have one betta and one spotted raphael catfish in the tank and will not perform the first water change until this saturday.
Water parameter's are zero for ammonia and nitrites, haven't tested for nitrates for the tank is less than a week old and only the two fish with once a day feedings.
pH is 7.6 and temp is around 78 degrees F.
I'm not sure the plants are using fertz at the moment being so new and prolly coming from emmersed state but the nutrition is there.
I am thinking that if the substrate was more mature,that this maybe would not have happened ,or at least not to the degree that it has ,but it is only conjecture.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #12
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After more research and info provided here I'm very positive to believe this white cloud is much like the green algae bloom in new set up's, just a bacteria bloom.

Therefore what I done here today:
- Vacuumed out all visible 'white clouds'
- Small w/c
- Seeded again heavily with the filter media from the 55g (and yes the tank now looks like someone really got sick lol)

This action should add a lot B. bacteria I'm curious to see where this action now takes this tank over the next days with its white clouds.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:56 PM   #13
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I'm curious too. Keep us posted :)
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:31 AM   #14
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Sure will do

So far this AM 24hrs after my action, no new 'puff clouds' yet!
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:28 PM   #15
white slime cloudy water

hello all. this being my first post and not a happy one for me.
ive recently moved house. so transfered my tank and fish. i had a bristlenose, 2 mollies, one pregnant, 3 fry, 11 neon and 3 guppies and all was good. i empted the tank transfered the fish and alot of the tank water. set up in new place and then added the fish. next morning all fish was dead and this white cloudy water apeared. so i did a 100%water change and it was all good for 2 days then it all came back this white cloudy stuff is almost like slime it covered everything. i now have stripped the tank and boiled clean everything. still got some of the white inside my filter motor. i cleaned the filter. im going to speak to my local fish place and see what they say.
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