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Mysterious white blob on airstone

Hi everyone,
I set up my first 20 gallon about three-four weeks ago. I setup a DIY co2 system about a week ago and this weird white stuff is growing around the airstone. I don't have any fish, just plants. I do have some snails that leave these little speckled blobs(I think they must be baby snails).
In the 2 liter bottle I have 2 cups of sugar and a teaspoon of yeast and warm water.
Does anybody know what this could be?

Thanks,
Tom
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That's either s bacteria of some kind or an algae that normally looks like a spider web, least that's my opinion. It looks like the same kind of bacteria that surrounds a dead fish. No clue why it would be on your CO2 stone though.
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I call it yeast snot, it is pretty common with diy co2. It doesn't hurt anything, some shrimp will even eat it to no effect. Putting in a gas seperator/bubble counter will take care of it.
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my rasboras sometimes eat those. yess bubble counter will prevent it entering your tank.


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