Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Bubbles forming on top of my substrate
I have bubbles forming on top of the substrate. I did a water change about 24hrs prior and noticed a fairly thick accumulation of bubbles forming on top of the substrate. During the water change I used a gravel vac and lightly sifted the surface of the substrate picking up poop. I did this throughout most of the aquarium. The interesting part is that the bubbles are only forming in the front section of the tank. This area is also the least planted part of the tank. I am waiting for my Monte Carlo to spread in this area.
I have read online that this is likely gas coming up out of the gravel. I didn't go deep at all when using the gravel vac. Maybe one large grain size deep.
The substrate is ecocomplete
I use flourish tabs (throughout the entire tank)
PPS-PRO fert method
4ml per day api c02 booster
Finnex fugeray planted+ (8hrs) just reduced due to alge growth
0amn 0nit 30nat
Any help or thought would be appreciated
Last edited by Willcooper; 12-28-2018 at 02:45 AM.