Yellow/Brown Slime

seth_cooper

New member
I mixed a batch of Reef Crystals about 2 weeks ago. I went to use it today and noticed a thick yellow/brown slime floating in the container. Egg white or snot like consistency.

This is different than the usual brown residue that I expect from Reef Crystals.

Any ideas? Use it or start fresh?
 

bertoni

Premium Member
Hmm, did the container have a pump running in it? If not, I'd definitely pitch the water. That sounds like a bacterial growth.
 

seth_cooper

New member
Hmm, did the container have a pump running in it? If not, I'd definitely pitch the water. That sounds like a bacterial growth.

Yup, down the drain. I also thought it was bacterial...similar to the slime I got when I started dosing vinegar.

Pump was on the bottom of the container...suction cups came loose. The intake was against the bottom so almost no flow.
 
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