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Well I started to noticed some big blobs of film floating in my tank and today I noticed it was coming from the silicone and from the heater suction cups. The tank is new so I have no clue what it could be. I thought it was from the heater being to close but it's not because it's on the other overflow box which is far from the heater. What could this be? You can see that it's peeled off. Some people think it could be cotton.
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: white film?

sorry, but the picture doesn't help much.
I cannot see what you exactly mean.

Is the filter new and just started running?
if so, did you flush out and rinse all of the media?
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Well the wetdry's were used but I cleaned them up and replaced all the media but the bio balls. There were three filter socks and one filter pad. I didn't rinse them first because it didn't say to on the package. The tank was running for about a week with the new filter media and no fish. I did a water change to rinse things out, placed my cycled media in my wet/drys and then put the fish in. If you look close on the silicone around the overflows you will see something peeling off. The rest was removed with a brush. I won't be able to do inside the boxes since the pipes are in there.
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jantilla replied the topic: Re: white film?

Anybody else have any idea's? One of my wet/drys using three filter socks. It's the proflex model 4. I've had alot of troubles with my tank and think it's time to call it quits. You spend over 1200 on a setup you shouldn't be having problems. I've had nothing but problems with this "brand new tank".
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fred chameleon replied the topic: Re: white film?

Where did you get the tank? when u first got it, what did you clean it with? If you got the tank from a pet store, you need to call them and tell them what is happening or better yet, go there and deal with them in person, but take pictures... make sure they are good pictures and show them the pictures of what is happening.And get some samples of the stuff floating around.. the more the better.

jantilla wrote: Well the wetdry's were used but I cleaned them up and replaced all the media but the bio balls. There were three filter socks and one filter pad. I didn't rinse them first because it didn't say to on the package. The tank was running for about a week with the new filter media and no fish. I did a water change to rinse things out, placed my cycled media in my wet/drys and then put the fish in. If you look close on the silicone around the overflows you will see something peeling off. The rest was removed with a brush. I won't be able to do inside the boxes since the pipes are in there.

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The tank has been filled and drained a few times before putting the fish in. I used a tank scrub brush to clean the glass.I don't remember seeing this stuff until the tank was up and running with fish. Some people think it is cotton. The stuff is white and the silicone around the boxes are black. So it's not the silicone I don't think. The tank came from a pet store from a warehouse. I bought it about three months ago. I'm just now getting it setup. The fish are in it right now.
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: white film?

I would Take clear good pics of the problem, wipe the tanks down with a cloth, and do a large water change...
Then see if it comes back...

I don't really see anything in the pics, and unless you put cotton in there, that is not possible as cotton doesn't magically appear in water...

If you have driftwood close to that area it could be a slime from the wood which is common...

As long as the fish are acting ok, and the problem can be removed, I wouldn't panic and tear the tank down...
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jantilla replied the topic: Re: white film?

Are the filter socks cotton? They feel like it. If you look close at the silicone around the overflow boxes you will see the stuff peeling away from the silicone. The fish are swimming and acting normal. I can't wipe the tank done because the fish are in it.
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jantilla replied the topic: Re: white film?

Here's another pic.
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jantilla replied the topic: Re: white film?

www.fishlore.com/fishforum/driftwood/45426-white-slime-new-piece-wood.html

What do you guys think? Since the tank is new the silicone is probably a little sticky and this stuff is sticking to it. My wood isn't covered like the picture in the link. I netted the stuff and it's slimy.
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