My water really clear. Why?
I haven't been in this hobby quite a year yet, so please forgive the periodic dumb question...
Why is my water so clear?
Right now my water is clear as a bell, and I'm not used to that. In the past I've changed my fine filter every couple of weeks. But lately, there's been no need. The water is staying crystal clear on its on. I'd love to know why.
Usually my tank is recovering from my digging around, moving, replanting, pruning, whatever. But lately (4 weeks maybe) the only thing I've done is trim tops (sometimes heavily), with the exception of pulling up a few stems. I haven't touched my filter in a month or more, but I have cleaned out the tubes attached to my lily pipes.
So it could be that I haven't been mucking up the water.
But it's also worth noting that my ferts are way up there (for me), and have been for a while - Co2 about 30, N is 14, P about 1.5, and K should be about 25. And everything seems to be loving it. Pearling most of the day, every day. If I wasn't growing algae spots on the glass and on a few of the plant, I'd be in heaven.
Can this be why the water is so clear? Happy plants filtering it?
Does anyone know, because what ever it is, I want to make sure I keep doing it, cuz this is great! (all but that algae that is)
Steve - 33g reef and a 180g planted in need of a re-scape.
Last edited by scolley; 05-15-2005 at 01:21 PM.