Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
ok...its from one of two reasons
1) I changed my tank about 3 weeks ago...new substrate, cleaned it all out...however, I mantained the fish on the 3 existing HOB filters, so the bacteria, should still be there, havent seen a rise in ammonia or nitrites and no fish loss in that time
2) too much light - I had 2 24W T5HO and 2 39W T5HO on the tank, with co2 and ferts....thinking the light was too much, so I cut it down to 8 hrs with just the 2 x24W T5HO
Best way to go about treating this? Should I just run down to the LFS and get some ottos?....I have several Amano shrimp in there, but they barely come out, cause the tiger barbs are hassling them...thoughts?