Tank foaming?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by twosocks24, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. twosocks24New MemberMember

    I'm noticing bubbles building up along the walls and at the surface of the tank. I've tried water changes and nothing has changed. It's weird because the tank has been up for many mouths as I don't see a reason for this. Here's a picture. Is this something I should worry about?

    (I cleaned a bunch out)

    And no it's not my gourami making a bubble nest as I first assumed. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437880000.767768.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437880048.317719.jpg
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    Twosocks ~
  2. derkuliesValued MemberMember

    That is strange ! What's the tank temp at cuz my first thought would have been gourami too. What conditioner do you use for water change? anything changed about your habits with cleaning? More or less food? Did you add air pump? My thought is something mucus based would cause that. (From fish)

    I know may seem redundant but retracing steps can help.

    Outside that I'm at a loss maybe some one else has a better thought and best of luck.

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  3. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Did you recently do a water change? If the tap water temp is lower than the tank water temp, bubbles may occur on the walls. It's happened to me before.

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  4. derkuliesValued MemberMember

    I was hoping you would respond Dom lol but I don't know how to notify/tag someone

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  5. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    derkulies is how you tag :) I've had the same bubbles before, I got them around the time I had new driftwood though so I figured it was just extra solids in the water from the tannins. I really have no idea though, mine went away after about a week.

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  6. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Did you do a large water change? Are you on a well? Do they go away in a day or so?
    It can also be a sign of trapped CO2 in your water and the bubbles slowly dissipate as the CO2 off gasses. If I did not aerate my water in a bin separately my tank would be full of them. I don't think the bubbles by themselves are bad but I'd be curious to know your ph between your tap and your tank. Have you tested both?
  7. leftswerveWell Known MemberMember

    I've had experience with water conditioner that contains stress coat causing excess bubbles. Switched to dechlorinator only and problem greatly reduced.

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