03-17-2010, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
Dang Girl that sounded pretty scary there last night!! Everybody already this AM???
Wasn't that the eheim you covered up?? I covered a lot of internal filters and canisters up over my yrs and never had it go 'dead' like this so I'm just wondering what's happening there with your filter cause that ain't normal.
It wasn't the panty hose that caused the problem, don't worry. It was the fact that when i put the pantyhose over the uptake, i had turned down the flow rate so i could remove the end of the hose without sucking up all my live stock. Then I forgot to turn it up. However, when I pinched out the pantyhose a little, it was really sucked up in there and so i removed a corner and as soon as i did that, water really started flowing faster.
What I've ended up doing is 1. just wait and see if I get a nice little shrimp colony in my filter, 2. lowered the water level in the tank (even today with some surface disturbance I still observed gasping loaches) so there is a nice bubbling sound as the water runs over the surface, and 3. I'm going to try to maybe increase my lighting a little so my plants work more to create O2 during the day!!!
I just couldn't believe ALL of my shrimp were at the top of the floating plants, with the exception of a few baby cherry shrimp...I didn't even realize I had so many shrimp in the tank! There were probably 2-3 dozen! Time for me to start giving away cherry shrimp