my aquarium has this clear goo gel like stuff all over the bottom i need to know how to get rid of this... its everywhere from my plants to my filter and mainly my rocks its not fuzzy its just a slime like substance everywhere i think it is affecting the oxygen level in my tank since the large pleco keeps gulping air.. i do not want to re cycle my tank since it is very large.. any suggestions??
How often do you change part of the water? How long have you had the tank? How much do you feed? What size is the tank, and what other fish do you have in there?
Do you have snails? It is probably snail eggs stuck to everything.
150 gallon.... 4 pictus cats, 2 spotted cats, 2 jack Dempsey's, 1 fire mouth, 1 red tail cat, and a 19 inch pleco. its been established for about 7 months now. This stuff appeared out of nowhere i siphoned the rocks and changed half the water. the water is still extremely cloudy though.. plenty of filtration 2 110 gallon over head pumps. i feed them once every 2 days not alot but enough for everything to eat whatever is left i scoop out there isn't ever any really though.. and i change the water (around 20 to 30 gallons at a time) every 3 to 4 weeks.
idk wat the gue lookin stuff is but to help with ur cloudy ness just do a really big water chang and then keep up with ur 20-30 gallon water chang.
Have you recently added a decoration or a new supplement to the water? Of course there are other ways of introducing unwanted materials (fish, plants, aerosols, pump lubricants, etc). If the goo is growing it could be a type of algae, which requires light and excess nutrients.
You may want to change part of the water every week, possibly more often until the white stuff goes away. Checking the water for any ammonia or nitrite is also a good idea.
I know a guy who had a DIY fermentation type carbon dioxide setup. The bottle tipped over and spilled much of its contents into the aquarium. The result was a lot of white goo.
Please keep us posted.
i did introduce something new. but i boiled for about 15 mins before i put it in my tank. i will be getting a bowfront 150 very soon and would like to get this taken care of my new tank will have a Fluval FX5 filter system. nitrate levels are normal ph is 6.7 good for my south american cichlids and comfortable for everything else... the water isnt so cloudy anymore and the 2 little catfish i bought yesterday are destroying the ooze.. i do have live plants i hate plastic ones... the ooze really didnt bother the plants though none of them had any on them. it baffled me too..
as of this moment its ammonium not ammonia so its not harmful to my tropical fish. and the levels are very low glad i own a siphon lol
Ammonia (NH3) and ammonium (NH4) are both harmful to aquarium fish. They should measure zero, as should nitrite.
The something you boiled and put in the aquarium may still be reactive, or if it was a piece of driftwood it could still be releasing sugars. Some types of wood have lots of sap (sugars) and that would account for the goo. You can test rocks or other decorations for reactivity by putting some vinegar on them. If the vinegar fizzes, don't put the object in an aquarium.
Another note about ammonia: The domestic water supply systems in many large municipalities contains both chlorine and chloramine. Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia; it's used to prevent chlorine evaporation in long delivery systems. Most good water conditioners neutralise chloramine as well as chlorine.
yeah i use water conditioner.. and its not real wood its plastic bought it at the pet store. idk its clearing up nicely now.. the goo is still there but those 2 i got are goin to town on it..
what kind of fish did you get to clean the goo off? cause i have it all over my tank to and mines is only a 55 gallon with a fx5 on it. the fx5 is only temporary till i get my 125 then im gonna transfer it
I have a 100 gal. thats been running for 4 yrs. I live in a cooler area and didn't like the condensation on my windows. My tank didn't come with a lid so I covered the top with a sheet of glass. Within days the water clouded up and I have this terrible slime problem. Removed the glass and have dismantled my tank 3 times in 2 weeks. 1st time-emptied and scrubbed everything in hot water. 2nd time- emptied and scrubbed everything in metabisulfide. (sterilizing agent for bottles). 3rd time- emptied and scrubbed everything in pure bleach. After the 1st time I added a bubbler after loosing 4 of my parrot fish. I've added gravel from a clean, existing tank with its used filter and added new tank startup. I ran the tank for 4 days empty, everything stayed clear, added the fish and within 12 hours couldn't see through the tank. I changed 90% of the water twice a day for the first week. 2nd week- I changed 50% of the water twice a day and tried clearing solution with the charcole filter removed. This made it worse. Remaining fish were gasping at the top. 90 % water change to start the 3rd week. Continued @ 50% X 2 for remainder of week. At the end of the week I removed the charcole filter and added quilt batting for a finer filter. Added clearing solution again. Left and came back to find the filter plugged and lifted, blocking the filter exhaust and the pump had pumped at least 50 gals onto the floor. Big mess, clearing solution working. The slime is breaking off into pieces the size of dimes. Went to local bait shop and bought 3 sucker minnows and used parisite remover on them in a small spare tank. 4th week- water change @ 50% once a day with filter cleaning twice a day. Water is still murky but I can see my fish. Added suckers at the end of the week. I WILL NEVER HAVE A TANK WITHOUT SUCKERS EVER AGAIN. These little buggers are amazing. In three days my sand is clean, my stones aren't showing the clear slime and now they are working on the plants. I continue with water changes @ 50% once every 2 days and a filter change every day. I'm still fighting with this but seeing an improvement. The funny thing is, during all this my levels were all good and it all started from lack of air movement over the top of the water.
I finally feel I have the goo problem fixed. With an over sized UV filter Keeping my tank water clear and filter clean, sucker minnows keeping my tank clean, I can say my tank is finally respectable once again. Not bad...problem ran Nov. till May.
did you ever figure out what that stuff was? two days ago i added a Top Fin Bacteria Supplement and Natural Trace to my 90 gal tank of African cichlids right after doing a 40% water change and vacuuming all of the rocks. now i have a hundred pea-size globs of clear gelatinous goo. several of my fish are gulping air and not eating now. there is nothing else out of order in terms of appearance. i don't have any idea what this stuff is and can't find any answers online. water is 8.2 pH and temp is 81 Celcius. i have a 14" bubbler, a Cobalt MI-1200 power blower and sponge filter as well as two Marineland Penguin Bio-wheel 350 filters. have been using this exact set up for about 5 months. this goo stuff is only on the fiter baskets, but some of my fish seem to have too much slime coat. ideas?
i ALSO HAVE WHITE SLIM BUILDUP ON MY HEATER SUCTION CUPS, CLEAN IT OF AND IT COMES BACK, THE TANK IS 6WKS OLD, AND I CYCLED IT FOR TO WKS, ALL WATER PERIMETERS WERE GOOD, ADDED ONE FISH AND JUST MY NITRiTES GO OFF THE SCALE EVERY DAY, DO 50% WATER CHANGES EVERY DAY, NO CHANGE, STILL OFF THE CHART. WHAT CAN I DO , HELP PLZ
My tank is reasonable and has been for awhile now. However I still have a clear goo problem at the top of the water edge and through all the tanks plumbing. I removed the sucker minnows and down sized the UV filter. I am running a large pond filter though. once I finally got the good bacteria to grow, the tank started to balance out. I haven't lost anymore fish and have recently added several cyclids. I still don't know what I had, all I know is it was horrible to get under control. The UV filter cleared the murky water and the oversized filter changed the water over faster so the suspended goo would be removed before it could grow. The sucker minnows cleaned all the white fuzzy stuff off the bottom. It seemed it had to be all done in stages. The warm still air that was sealed in the lid of the tank caused it. I haven't cleaned the tank yet, to scared to. Weekly filter and plumbing cleaning, all I've been doing is topping up the water level.
maybe u can help me with my other problem, I have a small tank, 35 ltrs. when I set it up 7 wks ago, I cycled it for 2wks with no fish in it, ALL WATER TESTS WERE PERFECT, so I added one FAT guppy, All was ok for 3 days, then my NITRITE jumped off the scale, I have now been doing a 50% w/c daily, still no change nitrite HIGH every morning,
Now I dont know what to do to get this back to normal,
I dont over feed,
amonia==0. PH good.
This high NITRITE reading has been like this for 3 wks now
can anybody help
i was beginning to wonder if my recurring goo problem was related to the Top Fin Bacteria Supplement that i was using when i'd change my water. it has aloe vera in it and when i added it i noticed it streaming in the water, like it wasn't being completely diluted.
i threw that stuff out and i did an 80% water change, scrubbed it top to bottom and rinsed the clear goo off of the filter baskets and inside the filter and changed the filter media. the only additives i put in the water were API African Mineral Salts and Buffer Max. two days later, i had more clear gobs of goo stuck to the filter baskets.
this stuff is weird--but at least my fish are doing okay.
I have that goo blob happening in my 10 gallon too! It looks like 2 or 3 little jellyfish on the filter. Im a little worried that it might multiply like in your situation Uh oh! I noticed this after I did my second 20% water change in 2 days
I wouldnt think the fat guppy would produce THAT much nitrates, but as you said, it is a small tank. Can you remove the guppy from the equation for the time being- like to another tank, maybe just a small quarrentine job, & see if it goes down? Then you can also test the water in Fatso's solo tank & see if he is indeed the culprit
Miine has the same. I change filters every day and use about 1/2 cup peroxide. Works great.
This tank of mine has the same thing ,never in years have i had this slimy white mucus ****.covering the bottom. I just cleaned this Aq, completely it formed in 2 to3 weeks????????????????????????
Ever figure out that blob prob? Im trying to make sense of it...also used top fin bacteria supp
We have had ours for 2 weeks, and clear snot is all over everything! The pet store says our water is great, just clean it with a symphon and do a water change and it will clear right up. Wrong, it's even worse!
I have that problem too! I decided to put it under my microscope and that "cloudy clear goo" was alive!!! Under the microscope they were like long worms!
Found out it was because the tank was not cycled...is a "living" fungus...should wait 6 weeks to add fish...running the system normally...some people use an established filter media...some use a hardy fish....you have to build up the good bacteria or it causes our issue. Hope this helps....ps i used a bacteria supplement to speed up my cycle and all that went away after about a week. Pic of that tank taken today lookin great!
I am having the same promblem like there is a clear goo gel and at the end of the gel there is this yellow things that looks like baby snails and it's all in my tank it's everywhere . Are they eggs ? What's happening please help I love my snail ! The more I look at it it looks like clear see through eggs is that possible ?
Do you really think they are eggs , because I have the same promblem . I thought it was eggs , because the clear goo gel was everywhere , and on the clear stuff was a lot of clear small round things that looks like clear eggs or small bubbles but I know they aren't bubbles , is clear eggs for a snail possible ?