Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Weird question, but when you touch the slime, does it kind of squeek? I'm trying to find a way to describe this.... Like when you wash your hair in water that doesn't have a water softener and it squeeks when clean? Or if you have ever pinched corn starch between your fingers and kinda rubbed them together and it kinda creeks and squeeks? I hope you get what I'm asking.
I've heard that it's possible to get precipitants to come out of solution in water. I've seen it once, about 8 long years ago when I was working at PetsMart and they did SOMETHING and every tank in the system was covered in squeeky white slime. It eventually dissolved back in, but not without us scrubbing and syphoning quite a bit.
I didn't find much literature on the phenomenon at the time, but I believe it has to do with the buffering capacity of your water. I think it's the carbonates coming out of solution, but until I find that answer again, don't quote me.
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