Weird things on my plants and box filter.

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  1. JD Venter

    JD Venter

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    Hi,

    So I had a problem with my 15L tank with guppies (I’m getting a bigger tank shortly) and I lost 4 of the 6. I got Bio-Vital and I just saw some things on my box filter and on my plastic plants.
    I assume it’s mucus caused by the 2 remaining guppies because of the nitrite spike I had or it could be because of the bio vital mixed in the tank.
    If anyone can shed some light on what these are I would appreciate it.

    PS: I am aware the tank does look like it has some algae in it but it doesn’t look like that in person.

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    Definitely bio-vital. A tip I have seen on another forum is to simply mix the probiotic in a tall jug, let the solids settle into the bottom and then pour the water in. This leaves the solids out of the tank :D
     
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    JD Venter

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    So it’s atleast nothing to worry about then?

    I’m new to the hobby so a bit confused


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    Your tank is cycling. Keep doing regular water changes and adding Prime and Stability. The first few weeks of a tank can make or break it. This is likely just a result of a bacteria explosion. It should clear up if the cycle goes well.
     

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