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Old 06-12-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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White smelly film issues

Hey guys, recently transferred the betta, assassin snail and water from my 5gal spec into an airated bucket. I scooped maybe half the substrate out and put in some new fluval stratum kept a bit of water in the overflow column with the media the entire time. Put in a new custom small bag of purigen, some new filter floss ontop of all the old stuff, and put probably 30-40 percent new water. Turned off the lights and went to bed.
Came home from work the next day and a strange film and odor had appeared in my tank. I have never smelt new tank syndrome, and don't know if that's what's occurring. At first I thought my yeast DIY system had somehow spilled into the tank. But the tubing looked clear and the check valves fine. It smelled almost like fermented yeast though.

Scooped a bunch off, and replaced 20% with another mature tanks water. Within a day again it had gotten even worse . A goopy film on my water surface and an almost sulphurous sickly sweet smell. Snail and betta are. Acting happy
Any ideas? I will put ammonia nitrate and nitrite levels on once I test

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