Should I Clean This Gunk Off?

  1. Mojo! Member Member

    You know, some rubbish that will cling on to your filter and heater underwater.
  2. MelloYello Member Member

    Yeah I do clean that stuff. But I know some people who just don't care about it. Especially if its just algae, its really not hurting anything... (I think)

    The king of diy thinks it gives a more natural look to aquariums if you leave it on the back of your tank (and Im sure it covers heaters and other things as well)

    But I guess if it is blocking filter intake then you should definitely remove it.

  3. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Yes, but I rarely have to do so anymore.
    I don't get as much algae, or debris onto my equipment.
  4. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Nope. My fish do the cleaning instead.

  5. TwoHedWlf Well Known Member Member

    What stuff? Algae? Nah, I don't have any algae.
  6. Over It Well Known Member Member

    Nope, but my snails do.
  7. Mojo! Member Member

    On my heater that white stuff 15f1aab5af58b989c418257f2890da87.jpg

    Should I clean that

  8. TwoHedWlf Well Known Member Member

    Oh yeah, that gunk. Why would you even think you shouldn't? Yes, clean it off. It's harmless, but it's kinda ugly.
  9. Over It Well Known Member Member

    If you don't have snails or shrimp, go for it! It won't hurt anything.
  10. Mojo! Member Member

    Also, is it normal for my betta to be less active at night?

    And also how do you clean it?

  11. Over It Well Known Member Member

    Yes, it's normal. They sleep like we do, well kinda.
    Just use your finger and rub it off, or you can use a clean new toothbrush to scrub it off.
  12. Mojo! Member Member

    So it's harmless right? Because when I wiped it off it started breaking off and floating everywhere, then sank out of sight
  13. ahmad.echols Member Member

    Obviously its gonna be less active at night if its been active during the day betta fish are not nocturnal