01-20-2014, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Flear
Ricky, would that be why my tank can't get greenwater again ?
i'm only recently guessing it's whatever is in the HOB filter i have ... so i turned it off, then i'm going to add a scoop of greenwater to the tank.
i have no idea what is in the tank where, but i think it was eating my greenwater at an amazing level :(
if it was in the filter, it being off should be good and the tank should get darker green each day instead of lighter :(
no one had any information on what could be going wrong, so very frustrating. and now i'm at a guess & trial & error
i never thought to consider there could be stuff living in there i didn't add.
it doesn't make sense to consider that, but honestly, i expected stuff to be present i could see, ... that in mind i have no idea how big rotifers are to the naked eye
Ecosystems are never static they are continuously in a state of fluxes.Nutrient levels change, Bacteria outcompete other bacteria, molds and viruses outcompete other molds and viruses and the higher animal change with them. Flear you are continually in search of a balanced self sustaining ecosystem this is all part of the process. I have a well balance six gallon, that is well planted, Eco-complete substrate that I add no CO2, no fertilizer, and have to trim plants on a weekly basis. I have never deep vac the substrate and it sustains 3 filter feeding wood shrimp(that I do not feed) and a Betta. Even though I do one change a week I could easily go 2 or 3 weeks without it. I do it as much for my piece of mind than a real need. If you go to my website under Goldfish Care one of the must have on hand items I have listed is a microscope. I aware that most fish keeper don't have or have access to one but, the sure do come in handy if you're a very serious fish keeper or breeder
Last edited by rickey; 01-20-2014 at 07:31 PM..