On further inspection I don't think the 'slime' is snail eggs. It's actually just a slimey substance, white to greyish in color, see through. It's all over the bogwood, with airbubbles in parts of it, any ideas?
Just noticed the slime is also on one of the leaves on one plant. I read that this could be bacteria or a fungus. I've read a few posts about it wiping plants out, but I'm not too sure what it will be.
Let me try to explain it a little better.
It's see through white and slightly greyish. It's grown/appeared along part of the driftwood. It's like a coating on the wood, with air bubbles in parts of it. Seems like hairy bits are sticking out that are flowing in the water flow caused by the filter. Water has turned slightly murky after 3 days of cycling.
This is a common post here on newly cycling tanks where the wood added gets a white slime layer. The sides of the tank can get a bit slimy too sometimes during the cycle. It's not dangerous at all, and usually dissapears as the tank cycles over the 4-6 period. If it doesn't for any reason a quick scrub in a bucket of dechlorinated water with a new clean kitchen sponge towards the end of the cycle (and some wiping of the panes) before your last big water change to bring nitrate down before stocking, will remove any that's left in the tank.
Future Tip: Soaking the wood in a bucket of treated water for a few weeks before adding to the tank is the best preventative measure and then a quick srub down before adding to the set up.
Once stocked, most fish will finish off any bits you may have left/missed. As for the snails, once you set off down the route of live plants this is always going to be likely. Some snails in a tank can be quite good though Just don't overfeed the fish when stocked and you will keep them in check. Weight down a piece of cucumber and leave overnight, if you like. You can remove the ones munching on the veggies next morning. Won't get rid of all of them but will help
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