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Old 02-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default What is going wrong here? Overdue update!

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This is just an update on my tank. after setting up this tank in december 2012, I ran into diatoms algae and then green soup. After using a uv filter for about a week the tank cleared up. This iswhat it looks like now after a few months of running with no problems. I added the oto's to help clean up the brown algae. they are doing a great job!
Mr Aqua 33.6
Finnex ray 2 24"
Flourish ferts
Flourish sub
Fluval 305
topfin powerhead
Co2
Harlequin Rasbora
SAE
Oto
HC
Downoi
hair grass
Bacopa







Hello, all. I need some help understanding what is going on with my tank..I cant seem to keep the water clear. the only time I have clear water is after a 50% water change and only last a day or two then everything starts to turn green.

I started with a fish less cycle and that lasted all most two months. So the tank is about 3 months old now..

Tank info below:

Mr Aqua 33.6 24x18x18
one t5ho 24w 20" above substrate for 10hrs
two 36w compact 20" above substrate for 10hrs
injected co2
fluval 305
Flourite Black Sand
SEIRYU STONES

10 harlen rasboras
2 SAE
4 cherry shrimp
patches of HC
Giant hair grass
Downoi
Riccia
a few other plants i cant remember the names.


ammona 0ppm
nitrite 0ppm
nitrate 10ppm
ph 6.5
co2 drop checker is yellow/lime green

I dose seachem ferts (Flourish,Flourish Iron,Flourish Phosphorus,Flourish Nitrogen,Flourish Potassium, Flourish Excel, and 5 Flourish tabs were inserted) I follow the seachem dosing guide for a 30 gal tank. 50% water change weekly.

Thanks for looking and I would love any ideas you may have. My cats would love to see water cleared up so they can get back to staring at the fishes..
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Last edited by Digital1; 07-30-2013 at 12:40 AM.. Reason: added more info
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