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    I have a little top fin heater rated for a 5g in my betta tank and it haa developed this weird film. I tried to get a picture of it. Any ideas?

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    Could be a load things, algae, bio film, fungus.. never paid mine too much thought.
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    Looks to be standard bio-film (not algae); most likely the same bacteria that consumes fish waste (i.e. filter bacteria or the good bacteria.) It can be wiped off but will regrow - best to ignore it. It does help the tank but is trivial in processing power compared to the filter.
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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