11-19-2009, 08:51 AM
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yes, i already blacked out the tank yesterday. I also installed a 9 watt uv sterilizer. Maybe it wont do much or maybe it will. But I figured it certainly couldnt hurt.
Yes, this is a planted tank, but, not heavy, theres a few swords and java fern in there that are absolutely thriving. I even have many daughters growing on the javaferns. The swords have grown about 10" in about a month. Right now there is only 3 mollies and 4 neons and 5 snails. I have sand for a substrate with some small river stones (dime size) over part of the sand in the back of the tank.
The lighting is full spectrum.I did a 75% w/c the day before I did the black out.
So, should I stop dosing liquid ferts until this is clear again?
Also, should I do another major w/c when its cleared up?
How do I then keep this at bay?
Do I need to replace both filter cartridges after this is clear?
Wont I lose beneficial bacteria?
Will I have to cycle again?
Last edited by ChristinaRoss; 11-19-2009 at 08:54 AM..