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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-06-2017, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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New Tank - white film/cloudy water

Hi all:

I just set up a new tank - I figured I'd use the old substrate from the old existing tank thinking that there'll be a good bacteria count in it. I also used maybe 4 litres of the water from the old tank as well and the remainder new water.

The water is cloudy for days now.....and noticing that the entire inside of the glass is dirty and coated with some film. I used a sponge to clean it off and it comes off looking like some stringy slime. The water kind of smells like new gravel smell.

Thoughts on what I should do?

Ammonia is: 0.5
Nitrite: 0
Nitrates: 5
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-06-2017, 12:15 PM
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Did you add wood? That can produce gooey slime. I would give it time and it will probably go away. Manually removing it with a glass cleaner/syphon may speed up the process or disturb it enough it heads for the filter.
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