Fun with ActivFlora
I am in the process of setting up a new 10 gal. aquarium nothing special. But I found ActivFlora for $1.50 at one of the big box stores, "well crap for less than two bucks gotta try it right"....WORNG.....
As per the directions (new tank) put the whole bag in and top off with water take it easy when you fill. Sounds good.
Looks like you squeezed a squid in your tank and after days of looking at a tank of black water, had to do something. It all started with water changes and more water and more water. Yea no more of this time to look it up online.
The first page I found was a guy same thing water change join a forum was told to try micron filter and you guessed it MORE WATER CHANGES! yea ( I HAVE NEVER HAD TO SCHLEP SO MUCH WATER IN MY LIFE)
Well the only micron filter in the house is a whole house filter system, that I had planed to use on an aquarium set up anyway, so slap in a filter and go baby go....not so much.....real slow.
Okay, take out the water, put old gravel sub. on top of EvileFlora, plant aquarium with no water and fill back up with a thimble full of water at a time. fill half of tank and wait for it to settle.
Now you can't tell my this stuff isint worth a buck and half. tell ya what if it keeps simple plants alive and growing, fine.
BUT GOD HELP ME WHEN I CLEAN THE AQUARIUM!
I had plants, plants, plants they had to go somewere now covered in black crap (washes right off kinda colors skin black till you wash up)
Now what to do with the other bag?
Long I know, thanks for reading, Not so nuts about evileFlora just so ya know.