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jdiaz 11-06-2011 09:43 AM

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?

DKRST 11-06-2011 12:21 PM

Welcome! Can you provide more info. What size tank, how long set up, what fish, substrate, any plants, water parameters? That would help diagnose.

jdiaz 11-06-2011 12:30 PM

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.

MinaMinaMina 11-06-2011 01:01 PM

Diatoms on the glass? When you wipe the inside glass with a plain white paper towel, does it come off brown?

jdiaz 11-06-2011 01:21 PM

Nope nothing colored, i did just wipeit with a paper towel and nothing it just came off

jeaninel 11-06-2011 03:42 PM

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.

jdiaz 11-06-2011 04:02 PM

Thanks for the answer. Good to know that its is just Bio-Film. :-):-)

rhenziel 11-07-2011 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaninel (Post 886424)
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?


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