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post #1 of 5 Old 05-16-2007, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Filter cleaned too well

I heard in another thread that cleaning the filter too well will result in green water and fish death. Well basically I guess I got it all figured out. I cleaned my aquaclear 70 so well with water that it looked new. I also squeezed and cleaned the sponge as much as i can in removed tank water. My green spotted puffer died and I beleive it was due to an ammonia spike or the thick green water I had. So how long should I expect the tank to be cycled again after cleaning the filter too well?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-16-2007, 02:51 PM
Chrisi, I thought you would know better than that did you do anything with the substrate/ornamentation?
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-16-2007, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't touch anything inside the tank but only the auqalcear filter. I was trying to get rid of algae in the filter and its sponge.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-18-2007, 01:53 AM
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How big is your tank / filter? :)
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-18-2007, 12:50 PM
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Algae buildup on the filter I remove with a toothbrush. Just enough so that it disappears. No rinsing, just scrubbing the affected areas.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

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