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Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:16 am

HI,
I added 5 danios to a new tank on friday to begin its cycle and I have noticed tonight that my filter sectios have like a gooey skin sort of this in them. Is this normal ?
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Re: gooey filter

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:50 am

Sounds OK, you will find the filter gets quite 'gunky' over time. this is all the goodness that keep your water right :)

Have you added anything to the water other than a declorinator?
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:24 am

Hi,
yeah I added a weekly cleaner that just baisically said that it had micro organisums in but other than that nothing. Woke up this morning to find one dead! :S i dont understand
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:14 pm

Hi,
Just me still worrying about the goo. Im just worried incase it prevents the water flow in my filter system espesh as it has 3 filtering sections. (tried to upload pics that would help but it wont let me :? ) it doesnt contain colour it just seems to be like a sukin type stuff that floats on the top of the water.

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Re: gooey filter

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:43 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote:Hi,
Just me still worrying about the goo. Im just worried incase it prevents the water flow


Has the outflow reduced? That will give you a clear indication as to weather your water flow is getting 'prevented' :wink:
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:47 pm

Not that I have knowticed but the output is under the water :?
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Re: gooey filter

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:55 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote:Not that I have knowticed but the output is under the water :?


You don't have any surface movement at all? that use could use as an indication

Or you could get your hands wet and 'feel' the flow rate yourself :roll:
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:58 pm

yeah I have water movement but the part where my air bubbles come from is sort of joined so that could be creating movement too, Ill try your idea of getting wet ha, thanks :)
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:27 am

Okaay so it just got worse! Woke up this morning and the top of my tank is really bubbly and not bursting like normal when they hit the surface! Theres even some white froth developing on the glass! I was to my LFS last friday and they said I has "new tank syndrome" so they give me some API quick start and said do this course and dont change water becayuse it will slow down cycling process. Dont know what to do, I cant test it because I initially bought test strips that are rubbish and dont work and Im waiting for my API test kit to come :?
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Re: gooey filter

Postby englishmx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:56 am

Not entirely sure what you mean, any chance of any pics of what's concerning you? This tells you how to upload pics....

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9058

In the mean time do a 20% water change with de-chlorinated water, won't do any harm
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:38 pm

:angry: :angry: :angry: I have tried and tried to upload but it says its only supposed to be so many pixels tall and wide. dono what to dooo :angry: :angry: :angry:
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:46 pm

Image ----White froth


Image ---more white froth

Image -------- water surface


I have read that this can be normal when a tank is cycling but Im unsure, it doesnt look very good :?

WOOOHOOOO it actually worked
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Re: gooey filter

Postby englishmx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:50 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote::angry: :angry: :angry: I have tried and tried to upload but it says its only supposed to be so many pixels tall and wide. dono what to dooo :angry: :angry: :angry:


Yes, i find that, you can resize them in photobucket
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Re: gooey filter

Postby englishmx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:52 pm

looking at those pics Annie, I can't see anything to be worried about, just looks to me as bubbles from the the filter settling on top of the water
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Re: gooey filter

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:57 pm

but normally they would just burst and the water would seem clean but there about like boggy bubbles that just seen to sit there. Do you still think i should carry out with a water change ( shop said leave it alone but i havent done any changes since tank was astablished as they told me not too)

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