07-26-2007, 09:10 PM
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Re: snot like strings....
Welcome to Fishforum.com, Meefer.
Originally Posted by meefer
The water was tested and was perfect and also the water has been changed and everything washed but it comes back.
May I know what those results exactly are? You bought the tank only 2 days ago and in this case, your tank is going to be in its cycling phase. Expect a rise in ammonia level followed by nitrites and finally nitrates. This will take days and even weeks before it is finished. Cycling information is available in Starting and Maintaining FW Aquaria section's sticky threads. I would suggest that you buy your very own test kit. Stick with API liquid test kit and avoid the test strips which often give misleading results. Test your pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates regularly while on cycling phase. You want zero ammonia and nitrites in the end along with nitrates not exceeding 40 ppm.
What fish did you have in your tank right now? At this moment, you cannot add any fish yet with the possible exception of platies and danios which are tolerant enough of the ammonia and nitrites though they will not live long-term compared to those introduced later on (right after cycling phase is over). Ammonia and nitrites are quite toxic and can harm and even kill the fish.
Any pictures of those 'snotty' things? I was under the impression I am familiar with those and those could be slime as Daz had mentioned.