white slime

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    I have a white slime in my tank it slowly starting to grow on all the under sides of the rock. I read some where its bacterial slime. How does it start growing and how do I make it stop ive trid siphoning it but is doesnt come off the rocks and I dont wanna take the rock out cuz I have a fish and a shrimp, snails and some coral.
     
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    Gonna need a picture, I'm guessing that it might be a sponge of some sort growing.
     
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    My camera is crap so I cant get a good shot and its not a sponge I know what they look like and I have some. Ill see if I can find a pic on the internet
     
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    Theses are the best I could get
     

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    It looks like sponge to me. What did FB tell you FYI there are a lot of asshats over there.
     
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    Did I miss something here?
     
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    Fb is a joke I got nothing some guy was sayin it cuz I run carbon
     
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    I think he saw my post on fb
     
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    Gotcha;) I really can't make out a slime in the pic. I can see what Steve is seeing and it does resemble a sponge as they come in a lot of flavors.

    You say it is slime and you can see it a lot better than we can. So apparently you are getting some type of bacterial bloom. Are all your parameters normal? Are you dosing anything like vodka, vinegar, sugar or mb7? If you're not than I would try a couple of larger water changes like 25-30% over the next 3-4 days. I would also continue syphoning out as much as you can.
     
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    Yes I did. They are always good for a laugh, but I feel bad for the people trying to get help.
     
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    My parms are all in check and I just did a 25% wc I gotta got get some more water to mix salt. And it kinda looks like really thin clear hair
     
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    I know what you mean lol
     
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    That's good advice. Export as many nutrients as possible.
     
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    I may be way wrong here, but I always touch things in my tank to understand what I am dealing with. Algae has a certain feel to it just like sponge and bacteria do.
     
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    What is it with women wanting to touch and poke things:D
     
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    Don't nock it they may stop:D
     
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    LMAO GUYS I WAS TRYING TO BE HELPFUL!!!!!
     
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    it kind of looks like hair algae but transparent
     
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