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Old 05-26-2011, 11:52 PM   #1 
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What the...?!!

What the heck IS THAT?! I'm fishless cycling this 10 gallon and I've had nothing but trouble out of the dang thing and tonight I look in it and this white fungusy-stuff is growing on the heater suction cups. ONLY on these cups. WTHeck?! What is it and WHY is it growing in my water?!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:59 PM   #2 
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WHOA, that is weird, unfortunately, i don't know how to handle this, i'll contact DQ
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:01 AM   #3 
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A handful of my tanks get that for some weird reason. I just clean it off periodically and it doesn't seem to affect any of my bettas.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:02 AM   #4 
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Its SO DISGUSTING and gross! How the heck am I sposed to trust my bettas in a tank where THAT'S been?! This will be the 2nd time I've taken it down and bleached it :((((((((((((((((( The darn tank is THIS close to cycling too. RAR!

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Old 05-27-2011, 12:10 AM   #5 
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I think its possibly sapro...can be rid of it with salt/higher temps or tetracycline. Says its usually on dead stuff or fish ulcers...didn't know rubber mimicked dead tissue (o..O) The tank IS on the cool side (76) and the nitrites are at .25...
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:12 AM   #6 
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A handful of my tanks get that for some weird reason. I just clean it off periodically and it doesn't seem to affect any of my bettas.
Whew! :) I may just salt it and raise the temp to 80. :) And wipe that off (gross, I don't even wanna touch it!)
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:47 AM   #7 
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eew! that is seriously nasty looking! looks like some sort of alien pod membrane. D=
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:52 AM   #8 
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eew! that is seriously nasty looking! looks like some sort of alien pod membrane. D=
+1 LOL.

That is seriously nasty...
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:00 AM   #9 
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Looks like some Resident Evil infection or something lol gross...
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:16 AM   #10 
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Most mucus-type build-ups of this kind are harmless. They can be caused by a whole plethora of things, and I have seen similar growth in several of my tanks. Honestly, I'd just wipe it off and don't bother disinfecting or raising the temperature etc. I think Sapro bacteria only grow on dead/decaying tissue.
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