KittenFishMom Posted March 24, 2022 Share Posted March 24, 2022 (edited) Can anyone identify this white slime, or tell me how to get rid of it? After my well got cloudy about a month ago, I started seeing white slime on the bottom of the tanks were I had done water changes with the cloudy water. (I am now using bottles spring water for all my water changes. Plan to get the well fixed as soon as Mom improves. We are prioritizing our crises.) I'm not sure what this stuff is. I tried to remove as much of it as I could. I have not been able to spend much time with my tanks because my mother needs care now. About a week ago I noticed one of the 10 gallon tanks started spiking ammonia. The consensus was that I had lost the nitrogen cycling in that tank. I think the white slime slowed or stopped the water flow through the sponge filter. I have been feeding lightly and added Stability and Fritz 7 every day. The cycle is coming back, but so is the white slime. I noticed it yesterday again. Tonight the areas of white have doubled in size. (See photos below.) I added a course filter sponge to the bottom of the tank to help the cycle grow last week. Now the white slime has started to cover that sponge from the left. The right side is still clean. With Mom needing so much care, I haven't gotten my new 15 gallon tanks set up. I would move the fish if I had a place for them. The pictures do not do a good job of showing the detail. I welcome any advice on taking better photos. This stuff looks kind of web-like on the edges. The slime is in the middle. (My peppered corys of the left) The clean righ side of th filter sponge under the stump ornament You can see a lot spreading in front of the sponge, from left to right. A poor attempt at a close up Last time it was all over all the gravel under this rock, as well as the sponge filters Edited March 24, 2022 by KittenFishMom Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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