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Livning Lines in lines? In my lily pipes- so prolly in the tank

Strange question. I noticed that I have these 'lines' in my lily pipes. What are they?


Usually one appears, then a few more, etc. This particular filter is getting new lines as there is some sort of clog somewhere that is preventing the canister from sucking/pushing. Could these be any cause? are they living?


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Looks like some species of flatworm, are they moving at all?

Assuming you aren't stocking shrimp and snails, there are medications that help.
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Not moving- they look like something 'used' to be there.
I took the filter apart- nothing in there that is obvious....

I keep nerite snails, and two kinds of shrimp unfortunately.
I also thought maybe it is pieces of a plant (like a cutting of riccia)? but they are all the exact same size.

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Hmmm in that case..... glass lily pipes?
Could also be tooling marks from the manufacturing process that just works out to be a great spot for algea to either grow nicely or be difficult to clean.

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Glass, yes. True they are only on the 'glass' portions... not the rubber tubing to date.
I just installed a new one- ill see how it turns out.

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Maybe a form of Periphyton?
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