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Old 07-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #21 
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Yeah, that sorta looks like my tank after I stopped using a filter and the food pellets dissolved. That's gotta be the driftwood. I had just a few branches in mine and what a friggin' mess.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #22 
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I have heard of driftwood causing a slimy whitish algae but I have never seen it on the top of the water. That is interesting
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #23 
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Thanks Twilight *gets sick* XD

What Sena says does show heaters can cause a problem like this. She's a smart girl and I trust her opinion. I wonder how the heater causes things like this though.....
What did Sena say?
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Lol - my wife used to say the heater seemed to make it worse too!
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I still don't understand how a heater could do that...
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Evaporation ... heat makes the crud rise maybe? I dunno. I'm thinking it's kinda like smog except in a tank.
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Evaporation ... heat makes the crud rise maybe? I dunno. I'm thinking it's kinda like smog except in a tank.
Oh...well if that's the case it's a catch 22 because betta need heat!
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:25 PM   #28 
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Yeah, some brown water (tannins) in there is closer to their real habitat anyway, just not very aesthetically pleasing
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #29 
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finnfinnfriend* Below is Sena's quote. I am hoping she see's this and chimes in.

"Try removing the heater... See if it stops. If it doesn't, good that is not the culprit. I am used to 1. heater snot. Icky, gooey, slimy stuff. OR 2. protein film. It could very well be the heater (or heater snot :) ) Is there any smell in there? Like, rubber, decay, rotten eggs, sweet, etc?" -Sena
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finnfinnfriend* Below is Sena's quote. I am hoping she see's this and chimes in.

"Try removing the heater... See if it stops. If it doesn't, good that is not the culprit. I am used to 1. heater snot. Icky, gooey, slimy stuff. OR 2. protein film. It could very well be the heater (or heater snot :) ) Is there any smell in there? Like, rubber, decay, rotten eggs, sweet, etc?" -Sena
I did not know heaters could get congested...

Thank you for finding the quote for me
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