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Re: grey slime
Does the slimy stuff tend to grow on the edges of
leaves? Is there a bunch of blackish, bubbly snot
looking stuff on the surface? Is some of it a darker
I had that stuff. Or what your description sounds
like to me anyway. I had it analyzed at my
university's lab building. It actually is an algae,
although he wasn't able to say exactly what kind. I
noticed it would grow most where dirt would accumulate
on leaves (moreso back when I didn't have enough
filtration). It apparently uses detritus and surface
film as a base to grow on.
What kind of filter are you using? I hooked up an
Aquanetics UV sterilizer up to my Eheim Professional
2222. This combined with repeated manual removal
using a baster and brine shrimp net was the ONLY way I
was able to get rid of it. Proper nutrient management
didn't work. A fellow club member and fellow APDer
Tom Connors has had the same experience.
It takes a couple days to work, so hang in there. The
Aquanetics unit was the best $70 (with shipping from
That Pet Place) I ever spent.
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