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What is the white stuff in my tubing?

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I have this white stuff (guessing it's growth) in my tubing. I've always used distilled water and a silver coil. My tubing is clear so I'm guessing this is why people choose the colored tubes, right?

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Have you changed the water recently?
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My guess is that is plasticizer.
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My guess is that is plasticizers.
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My guess is that is plasticizer.
What is this and how do I remove it? Thank you. I haven't changed the water in a couple months. I thought I could go for 6 months without doing a water change?
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Sounds so wrong.....but so funny.
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Great thread title.
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Great thread title.
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Sounds so wrong.....but so funny.

LMAO. I didn't even read it that way until you guys pointed it out.
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What is this and how do I remove it? Thank you. I haven't changed the water in a couple months. I thought I could go for 6 months without doing a water change?
Most tubing you buy has plasticizer which is what you see after a given time frame in your loop. It could take days, weeks, or even months to show up. If you don't want the cloudy look - you can either try buying solid color tubing, plasticizer-free tubing (ex: Tygon offers some), or you can clean the tubing which helps minimize the clouding effect left from the plasticizer leech.
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Puke, Cough Gag! Harf!!!
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