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white slime

>Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 12:33:59 -0500 (EST)
>From: Jeremy Dwain Gilliam <gilliam at expert_cc.purdue.edu>
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #688
>I've tried the yeast method of CO2 injection twice now.  This morning I
>noticed the same problem that I had the last time.  Very small white
>strands accumulate on the side of the aquarium.  The first time that I
>tried CO2 injection the water got so cloudy that I had to completely
>change the water in my 10 gal. tank.  The "white stuff" has a slimy
>consistency, and is in the form of small thin strands.
>Does this sound familiar to anyone?  Is this some form of algae?  What can
>I do to prevent it?  I thought it may have been caused by not having
>enough plants in the tank or because of light being the limiting factor of
>the photosynthesis in my tank.  I have since doubled my light (now about 3
>watts/gallon) and crammed a bunch of plants in the tank.  I wiped
>off the first signs of this white menace this morning.  Anyone have any

Yeah, Iget this whenever I get yeast in the tank. A long time ago when I
used microworms I got this and more recently when I fed yeast to daphnia
I got this so I don't use yeast around my tanks any more. Maybe you
need a home rigged inline carbon filter to take out the active yeast

Richard J. Sexton                                         richard at aquaria_net
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