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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Slimy white redidue on surface

Hi guys, I have a new setup. Water has been in the tank for 1-2 weeks now. All I have in the tank is some wood, rock and ADA Amazonia.

I did a 50% water change yesterday and use API's water conditioner to dechlorinate, first time I've used this product, I usually use Prime.

Since the water change I've noticed a build up of this white slimy residue on the surface. Its broken in tiny slimy flakes. When I manually agitate the surface it kind of clumps together. Its also on the sides of the glass round the surface and it feels like soap!?

I know the ADA AS is leeching ammonia could this be the cause? A build up of bacteria? I'm sorry but I havent got round to purchasing a water testing kit so I'm not sure of my parameters at the moment.

EDIT: I forgot to add the water is crystal clear other than this residue.
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It is pretty normal with lower water movement. Increase your surface agitation and it should go away.

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now you mention it, I did remove my spray bar to see if it improve recirculation around the tank. I think it did but surface agitation was reduced. I did this when I did the water change, could well be the problem. Might buy a little powerhead perhaps.
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