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Strange gelatin substance on surface of water

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    Default Strange gelatin substance on surface of water

    I was feeding my babies today and noticed a strange film all on the top of the water.

    I took out my skimmer and scooped it all out. It has kind of a gelatin feel to it. It looks white and stringy.

    All the water parameters are within range. I did a water test last week. nitrates are a little high, I plan on doing a water change this weekend.

    Any advice on what this could be? Any help would be appreciated!

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    greg97527 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Grants Pass, Oregon
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    got a picture?

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    Maybe something in the tank spawned?
    55 Gallon. One year old, and looking SUPER.

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    the only thing I can say is i left a tank full of tap water in my shed for a month or two asnd it got that too. It is gross though and smells like a dead fish lol. of course it is still there.... :-( lazy...

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    I couldnt get a picture, once I skimmed it off its gone for now.

    Only thing I can think of is recently I put a lid over the top of the hood, not over the water but over the lighting hood. I did this because the cat was looking very curiously at jumping into the tank. Although it had been on there for a couple of weeks with no sign of anything.

    kind of strange

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