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  1. To be honest i have no idea. I can say now, i am getting more green algae (as much as i would expect) whereas before there was hardly any algae on the surfaces at all. So, maybe some sort of bacteria that was feeding off the nutrients in the water?
  2. UV sterilizer has finally solved this mystery.
  3. I'm still at it! haha. I have found that adding Fluval Quick clear will clear it up in a matter of hours. I have switched over just recently to using 50 micron filter pads. and that seems to delay the issue. So, I am trying to figure out why adding the Fluval product will make it crystal clear for a day or two. From what I understand it just makes small particles clump together. Do I need an even finer filter media? I am going to try 5 of these 50micron pads on top of eachother but I am NOT quitting! Wanted to add, that after adding the tank clears from the Fluval product, it leaves the filter foam pretty green in tint. The cloudiness is white, not green, but filter turns green. https://fluvalaquatics.com/us/product/quick-clear/
  4. My tank is out to get me I swear. For the past three or four months the water has been super cloudy/white. I have done regular 20% water changes every couple weeks. I even did a 100% change a month ago and the next day it looked the same. Ive changed all my filter media, no dice. I have 1 fish left. The other 3 fish have disappeared. I’m using tap water and api conditioner. My little 5g tank is the same setup but with no fish. It too will get a little cloudy but not nearly as bad as this one. I barely feed the poor fish so i know im not slamming it with nutrients. Matter of fact, since it has done this, i have not had to clean the glass of algea. It aint growin..
  5. Glo betta sounds awesome! Maybe I’ll go take a peek this weekend and see if i can find one somewhere to check out.
  6. Wow, sounds like you are pretty successful! I love betas. If I do drop a fish in I will probably get a beta for my 5 gallon spec. (Mini version of the evo). I have it set up and looks juat like the evo only smaller. For the evo I may try those glo fish possibly. I’m really digging the neon look.
  7. After a year long fight with cyano and a zillion other fails and a full tank crash, i decided to go fresh for a while. No plans for livestock at the moment. Just enjoying the way the AI prime lights the fake plants.
  8. I tested the grocery store water and there were no nitrates or ammonia or TDS. Is there something more that I should test it for? It's very convienent. (My wife works there). Hey babe, bring 2 gal of water home! lolz
  9. Phosphate's test very close to 0. I have not tried a blackout yet. I am using distilled water from the grocery store that tests 0 TDS with my little digital TDS checker. I tried running a skimmer but it honestly was a little too noisy and didnt do all that much that I could tell. I feed once every 2-3 days and only enough that my 2 fish will eat. I give them a couple of pellets at a time so none sinks down or gets wasted. As for flow, the tank has a lot of flow with an upgraded return pump and wavemaker.
  10. Its an all in 1 tank with 3 sections in the back. I have purigen/chemipure/sponge in the first. The second chamber has a heater and the third just the return pump.
  11. So I am battling cyano after hair algae. Been dosing vibrant for almost 2 months and im getting tired. Weekly 20% water changes but my nitrates are 0-5ppm consistantly. How do I beat this stuff long term? Tank is 1.5 years old... will post a pic of the light cycle but ive almost eliminated whites and red/green is 0. Pretty much blues all day.
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