Well my new tank is doing good so far. Everyone seems happy and healthy. I just have a question about the white film that appears to be growing on my rubber heater. The tank is a 2.5 gallon btw.
The film flakes off when I do partial water changes and floats all around the water and looks nasty. I would clean it off but I've read it will be back in two days. If I even move the heater the stuff falls off it and clouds the water. I'm not sure if it is growing on anything else but it doesn't appear to be. I thought I saw something but I think it's just the flaky stuff getting caught on the plants. Any idea what it is?
My tank isn't cycled yet. I've had it running for a week and I have a prefilter that I'm just going to rinse in old tank water. I do want to change the actual filter because it has carbon within it. Does anyone think I should cut out the carbon and reuse the filter, just rinse it off in old tank water to keep the beneficial bacteria?
Oh, and I've added a moss ball to help keep the tank clean, give the shrimp something else to climb on and find food on and for decor.