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Old 03-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #1 
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Slime on heaters and rocks sponge filtered tank?

I went ahead and washed it off with hot water. On flat style heater (which sits under gravel) It's white on the rocks it was clear. Is this BB growth or something else? I am assuming it's best to get rid of it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:24 PM   #2 
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I have been finding the same stuff on the rubber suction cups for the thermometers and heaters. I hope someone knows what it is. What is BB growth?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #3 
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Beneficial bacterial growth. Yes it's on the suction cups too.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:26 PM   #4 
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What water conditioner ate you using. Stress coat plus helps with fish's slime coat. Also if it where Bb you wouldn't want to be rising it off
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:40 PM   #5 
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Exactly I don't want to rinse BB off. I use Prime but I also add Jungle Water conditioner with aloe. It's not a neccessity but I have seen it help heal some of my fish almost all of which are new.
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Most water conditioners help with slime coat. My aquarium equipment has some slime from stress coat plus
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #7 
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Yes it sounds like it's the aloe from your water conditioner.I use Stress Coat + which has aloe in it too & it also leaves a little coat of aloe which builds up over time,usually on the top of the heater,around suction cups & a little on decorations,I just wipe it off whenever I do a wc.It's not harmful at all,just a bit annoying.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:02 AM   #8 
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I get this slime too on the walls of my tanks and on fake plants, thermometers etc. If it's beneficial bacteria should I just leave it on there when I do 100% water changes? Or does everyone rinse and wipe it off?
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I get this slime too on the walls of my tanks and on fake plants, thermometers etc. If it's beneficial bacteria should I just leave it on there when I do 100% water changes? Or does everyone rinse and wipe it off?
If it's aloe from your water conditioner just wipe it off when you do your water changes.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #10 
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It's not BB. You can't see BB with the naked eye as it is microscopic.
Sounds like an accumulation of chemical additives unless you recently put in new wood which then could be leaching sap.
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