White milky snotty slime

Discussion in 'Algae' started by lely, May 7, 2007.

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  1. lely

    lely Plankton

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    In the last two days I have developed in my tank a white milky snotty slime. Don't know where it came from and don't know what to do about it.
    It's gotten on the rocks and in sump.
    Has anyone ever had this happen before and how did you approach it.
    I've had a tank for the past 7 years and never seen this before.
    I've researched several forums a few people have had threads on this type of problems, but nobody seems to have an answer to it and how to get rid of it..

    Everything has been the same since February. Have not added anything new.
    In February I redid my tank completely. I had a real bad outbreak of algae
    had fought it for 2 years and finally dismantled it and redid the tank - 75 gal. tank.
    Everything was doing great. All the parameters were great. Today I tested and
    found:
    nitrates 0
    nitrates 0
    ph 8.5
    ammonia 0
    calcium 320 = low, but it's been low
    magnesium - 1140
    kh - 8
    salinity 1.023

    Contemplating dismanteling it again, it's a lot of work, but the tank is very unsightly. Two days ago the tank looked good, but evidently something was lurking...
    Any information anyone has is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  3. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    sounds like dinoflagelettes to me.
     
  4. clown1234

    clown1234 Astrea Snail

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    yer i have it two and i usually get it when im cycling my new tanks... i usually just suck it of the rocks when im syphoning and it also grows heavily on the suction caps so i just take them out and give them a good rinse... its not bad or anything just bacteria would be best to clean it though because its not really esstectically pleasing :)
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
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  6. clown1234

    clown1234 Astrea Snail

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    yer thats what it looks like :) ... it only seems to grow when new equipment is put in then once i clean it of once it all seems to disappear cheers for that link though ...
     
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