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I just started an ADA mini. I was using DYI co2. Everything was fine before setting up the CO2. Then the yeast seem to be growing out the diffusers and then started growing on plants an killing them. I've pulled the CO2 and the dead plants. I just changed the water but the stuff seems to be still growing. Any suggestions?
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Does it look like short, white, cottony growth?
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yeah exactly. Also the top of the water is oily.
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What filter do you have running on your tank?


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I know DIY works and it is used to great success by a lot of aquascapers. But still, my personal recommendation is to go with pressurized CO2.

Constant measured CO2 is still the best.
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I'm using an ehiem ecco. It's definitely plenty of circulation if thats what your asking.
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Are you using a spraybar with your filter?


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Are you using a spraybar with your filter?
nope no spray bar.
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You have 17 questions left, and i'm not a mineral.
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I get rid of my oily surface by using a spraybar and placing it an an angle towards the surface of the tank. I also wash my hands before touching anything in the tank. lol.


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Water changes are your friend young Jedi

And, skim as much of the scum off of the surface
while doing said water changes

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It's a fungus that should go away of it's own accord with water changes.

The only odd thing is that it's spreading and growing on your plants. I've only witnessed it on a diffuser.

I'd just let it run it's course, and perform tank maintenance as you normally would.
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It's a fungus that should go away of it's own accord with water changes.

The only odd thing is that it's spreading and growing on your plants. I've only witnessed it on a diffuser.

I'd just let it run it's course, and perform tank maintenance as you normally would.

You say it goes away after awhile on the diffuser? This is a small tank.
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It's weird, when I first started DIY, I would get that stuff all the time. Now, however, I never get it. I don't know why as I'm not doing anything differently.
That said, yes, if I wipe it off, it usually goes away. For a time, at least. It may come back, but it's harmless so there's nothing to worry about.
The thing you should worry about is the fact that it's growing on your plants, too. This may mean that your mixture is leaking into your tank. Check your setup to make certain that all connections are good and that the container you're using is big enough for the amount of sugar and yeast you're using.
The fungus is harmless, but you would not want the "yeast wine" getting into your tank.
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