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post #11 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 03:07 PM
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do you have to actually run it on a higher speed ?
just rinse it out,rather than start again,you'll find bacteria grows
on all surfaces not just in the filter,so don't worry to much over it.

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 #12 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by fish monger View Post
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.
ok everyone , thanks for the advice , i will clean the filter with water from the tank on next water change.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by silvershark View Post
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 ?
Greater water flow would cause things to spit out and blow around. Clean the filter media in old tank water when doing your changes and keep the current cycle going. Again, do more frequent or larger water changes to get that ammonia down.

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post #14 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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OK mate, i will do what you say and do bigger water changes, and i wont be adding more fish until the tank has fully established, thanks again.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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What type of filter are you using? I have a fluoval canister filter that kicks out a load of rubbish when it is getting near capacity, when running slowly the pressure is not enough to push it out,
If your water was clearing well on B setting all it needs is a good recharge, if you clean it out with tank water you will not disturb the ballance of the tank, change your filter medium and it should be ok once more.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 11:46 AM
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Your cycle is not over, in fact it doesn't look like its started... sorry... so that can be a bacterial bloom. You need to get your ammonia down to 0, and 4 giant danios may be to much for that tank.. you should have 1-2 to start, and move up as your tank cycles.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-19-2012, 12:02 PM
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It's bacterial slime left over from the bacterial bloom. I just had the same thing happen last week.

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