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post #1 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Question bacterial bloom again, when filter was put on full

i put my old rocks in my new tank today as the rocks i had in were the wrong ones( non aquatic) sold to me from a local pet store by mistake, anyway i noticed yesterday as a snail was eating at it and i seen some of the rock corroding off causing a cloud in the water so i removed them last night and put the old rocks in the new tank today witch is now 3 weeks into its cycle i have 6 giant danios in the tank for to help with the cycle, i also done another 20 ltr water change and everything was fine the water was very clear and looking good, i also done all the tests PH 7.6 AMMONIA 0.50 NITRITE 0PPM NITRATE 0PPM , HOWEVER 1 hour ago i noticed the largest of my danios was swimming a bit erratic and lying at the bottom of the tank with its body in a curve shape so i decided to put my fluval 4 filter to the A position to increase some oxygen in the water to see if it would help, NOW HERE IS WHAT I REALY NEED TO KNOW, two weeks ago i had a bacterial bloom and it cleared after 5 days all the white stuff gone but since i put the filter on full power just over an hour ago millions of the white particles came flying out the filter and the tank looks bad again, is this a bacterial bloom or could it be particles off the wrong caves that were sold to me in the first place, WHAT SHOULD I DO ? please tell me how to help the danio, ------------------------------- ALSO, SHOULD I CLEAN THE FILTER ?

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post #2 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 01:42 PM
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I think you answered this for yourself, if this came out of your filter it needs changing badly.
Sorry can't say if it is bloom or bacterial matter.
If this had happened to me I would have completely disenfected the tank, new gravel and fully cycled before putting any fish in the tank.
To be safe,,,,Get your Danios into a hospital tank, clean, recycle your tank, renew your filter medium,,,,,,
Let me know how you get on.
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 02:17 PM
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It could be the stuff from the bad ornament and ammonia is probably part of the problem with the fish. I forgot. Do you have live plants in that tank ?

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post #4 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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yes i do have live plants , wisteria cabomba amazon swords and anacharis
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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hi ray
i have put my filter back to the slower B position and the water has cleared up, can i not just clean the filter ? and start the cycle again ?
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 02:47 PM
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can you not just gently rinse the filter out in water from the tank
on water change day ?
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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If slowing down the filter caused the water to clear, it sounds to me like it was blowing something around.
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post #8 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 02:57 PM
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i'm not familiar with the filter OP is operating,could it not house
some fine filter wool ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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it looks as though the filter has cleaned the tank pretty good in the last 1/2 hour so why does it spit out these particles when i put it on full power ? will i be able to clean the filter and start the cycle again ? or can i partially clean the filter and keep the cycle going ?
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i'm not familiar with the filter OP is operating,could it not house
some fine filter wool ?
I'm sure it could and your suggestion concerning gently cleaning the filter media at water change time is a good one. I would continue on the current course and do either more frequent or larger water changes to get that ammonia down.

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