Fish of the Month, Pet of the Month. The best way to prevent biofilm is to maintain proper pool chemistry and remember to run your filter pump at least two hours a day to oxygenate the water. Recently fresh filled my new 125g and noticed a ton of white skin or very thin membrane-like stuff floating in the tank. So I have 12 gallon tank with a pleco and five neon tetras. Remove the ornament from the tank. Out of the two we recommend using a pool clarifier since our pool is so small it generally won’t take 24 hours, but you should use a fresh filter cartridge before you have used the clarifier to clean your pool. Contests including the Tank of the Month, If you do have a fine floss in the filter then that should suffice to extract any fine particles that are drawn through the filter - although it's possible some are making their way around the outside of it (I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with your particular brand of filter but some seal better than others). That's a good point about the seal around the filter. In my new tank, the last couple weeks I've been dealing with serious bacteria blooms and this weird white flake stuff that is coating EVERYTHING. any ideas? 55 gallon almost fully stocked... recommendations? I have been considering getting a different filter or perhaps an additional smaller one. Several months ago my cycled 5 gallon started leaking and I ended up starting over with a new aquarium (I'm a novice but kept some of the filter media to transfer). Once You Enter The Water Everything Changes! To clean them follow these steps. How this precipitate manifests will depend on the amount of water movement and also surface agitation that is … Did you wash off the Fluval biomedia before adding to the filter? Also, if it is a bacterial bloom, wouldn't it go away at some point? By David Burmaster Finding white particles in filtered water can have a number of different causes. Pool clarifiers work by clumping the particles of debris together making it easier for your filter pump to clean it out. JavaScript is disabled. Pearling in Aquarium Plants. But just recently we noticed the frogs just dead like. Tiny White Specks Stuck on a Glass Aquarium Snail Eggs. Joined Apr 15, 2019 Messages 91 Reaction score 41. when the daytime lights are on in the tank is the only time u can really notice them but they are white specks flying around all over the tank being pushed around by the pumps. They first appeared on the wood, but I am now seeing a few on the rocks as well. To reduce the calcium level of your pool one of the easiest ways is to add fresh water to dilute the calcium. Green water is caused by tiny, free-floating algae and is actually very good for raising baby fish. They hitchhike in on live rock and sand, and it is only after you have placed it into your aquarium that these organisms then crawl out and make themselves at home. Seachem tabs are really very good and I don't think it's those. Difficulty swimming, swimming upside-down, floating, unable to surface. You must log in or register to reply here. I thought they were both xead until I went to pick him up in the net and he took off. This isn’t the case because the outer coating is baked onto the metal during the manufacturing process forming a skin. Some of it settles onto the plants (as seen in the picture below) but mostly it just floats around. About an hour ago I went to go feed my fish. Soft white spots in groups: snail eggs. In my case, this is what the white spots were: limpets. After you refill the pool with clean water it is recommended to use a pool enzyme solution on a weekly basis that will get rid of the nutrients biofilm feed off of as a method of prevention. The only thing that appears to be off is the nitrite level and my water is a bit too hard. Run it under hot water for 5 minutes. What are those white spots in my aquarium? 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