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Old 11-09-2010, 01:58 PM   #1 
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Cottony stuff in my tank!

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I just noticed that the suction caps of my heater have some kind of cottony stuff attached on them. What could it be? I'm not sure how long it has been there and I'm worried it could be something bad. My boy living on his side of the tank is happy and active as always. Should I do a 100% water change? I don't know how that thing got there... it's only on the suctions caps, the plants and his castle don't have it.




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Old 11-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #2 
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Well... I did a 100% water change. The cottony/slimy thing got off. I'm just wondering what it was... and if it could appear again. Any ideas?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #3 
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I'm not sure what it is, it appears on my heater as well. It doesn't seem to have hurt my fish at all. At first I used to wipe it off as soon as I saw it, but it just keeps coming back... now I ignore it XD.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:52 PM   #4 
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I have that too,a slimy white skin appear on the rubber suction cups on my heater.It sometimes falls off and sinks to the bottom of the tank.It doesnt seem to affect the fish in the tank so I just wipe it off during water changes.
It only happens in my tank that has a Interpet heater,is yours the same brand? it could be the type of material they use for their heater suction pads?.

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #5 
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I use the marineland visi-therm heater, so I don't think it's just one brand.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:40 PM   #6 
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kk,maybe just the same type of material used or the same supplier for the cups.But I'm the same as you,I dont worry about it now as it doesnt seem to affect the fish.

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I talked to a friend of mine who knows a lot about fish, he told me that this white cottony stuff is actually really common. He says it's not that bad, because it doesn't harm the fish but it's important to remove it if you see it.
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