08-27-2009, 08:53 PM
| || | Whats this whitish dust in new 55? oh yeah, all fish dead too
the darnedest thing happened when I put my fish in my new 55. all the fish died. Ive since been reading alot aout cycling, and have changed water 20% added bacteria, tested for ammonia, and saw some first day after the fix, but gone the next day. but I have the oddest VERY fine white dust clinging to the plants, rocks ornamentals and gravel, and of course all through the filter. vaccuumed what I could. running a penguin 350. air wall 16" ph 7.8 tap. I'm spooked about that high ph, and the fish I had were: 4 gouramis (badly misspelled) 6 tiger barbs 2 zebra danios siamese algae eater. plastic plants, and no light setup yet, but good indirect light from living room with skylights. I'm skeered to put some more fish through the meat grinder, but from what i'm reading, I need to have somebody in there to help the tank cycle.my kids and my wife are the ones taking it the hardest though. any ideas any one?