01-21-2010, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
Yea you ain't kidding that chunk is large (22" tall by 10" wide) it actually sticks above the surface its so big....but I felt in love with it a long time ago and when I was forced to leave my tanks behind, I at least wanted to keep all my DWs.
I have another piece of small DW on its left side, laying down and added more gravel behind it to make sorta like a raised 'flowerbed' and I REALLY like that (you can see it in one of the 55g pictures there too).
I'll fiddle around a lil with the next w/c and see how I like that set up (upright but off from the side of the tank).
On a totally other note, what really bugs me, I have had a bacteria bloom there forever now. After all the headaches it just wouldn't clear up, thou all readings came back perfect, then I added the 2 Kissing Gourami and BAM almost over night it went crystal clear. And then over night again a few days after that milky looking again and no matter the amount of w/c it stayed that way since and its really starting to bug me; the fish nor plants seem to care or in no way bothered by it; but it bothers me for its looks and I just never had what seems a never ending bacteria bloom - Any ideas others then maintained filter and large w/c? Right now I do ~50% every 4 days.
This is a new tank, relatively, it needs time to settle. I never have "clear" tanks for 2 months, not to say that they are very cloudy for 2 months, but it takes 2 months for them to become what I consider crystal clear. I never fuss with it. I would never do pwc more than once a week after the first 3 weeks, but I would do 50% each time and continue. And I never touch the filter for 3-4 months. My 115g was set up in mid-July, with a new filter (the Rena XP3), and it was mid-December when I first rinsed it out. Then I had non-clear water for 2-3 weeks, not bad but not cyrstal clear. Now it is. I let things go, nature will handle it. B.