Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Aug 2011
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If you can, remove whatever wood you have in there.
If you want to remove the rocks too it wouldnt hurt.
If the tank isn't cycled yet do 20% wc every other day and keep adding whatever your ammonia source is.
If you have shrimp and or fish in it and it's not cycled... That explains the deaths not the slime.
Still frequent Water changes, try Tetra safestart, a lot of times this kinda stuff is just opportunistic so when you start to colonize other things they kill it off and things get stable.
P.s. nothing cycles in 5 to 7 days without seeding the tank with bacteria.
It can be done with high temps lots of plants and some mulm.
But whatever you tested that said it was cycled was probably just the plants eating all the ammonia, as soon as you got to the stage where nitrite was produced the shrimp all die
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