Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, mi
Could use a little input!
I have started a med/high tech 10 gallon planted tank. It has been set up for about 3 weeks.
(2) 26 watt 6500k CFL lights *vertical*
2.5lb co2 tank with dual stage regulator and ceramic diffuser
I have a big hand full of tall plants is one corner.
And a lot of rock scape in the middle.
The last few days I have been getting a lot of oily scum at the top of the tank. Which I am guessing it is from the die off of the plants as they have only been in for a few days. (tried adding a 240gph power head to move the surface but it was too much flow)
My co2 has been set up for 3 days now @ 1 bubble per 2.5 seconds & everything has seemed to go well until last night I noticed the bubbles are not popping anymore. they are just collecting at the surface above the diffuser.
What is going on? Is it normal? Bad?
I have a few ghost shrimp in the tank just to make sure it was safe for shrimp so far and 5 very small brichardi cichlids *which are being removed soon because all they do is hide in the plants*