Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: West Hollywood, CA
The Aquasoil supposedly didn't need rinsing. The sand *probably* did and I rinsed most of it but not all (sloppy, I know). This tank has been up and running for a while now though. I'd say it's been fully planted with the current substrate since October 1st. I've had fish/shrimp in there for about a month now.
It gets a 30-40% water change about every week and a half, sometimes more often... The fish are only fed once a day on weekdays, at night when I get home from work, and there's usually a bunch of particles in the water even before I feed them. I'll try skipping their food for a couple days, but if it's the food causing it, there's not much I can do, is there?
Could this just be the result of having sand in the tank and lots of critters that like to dig it up (shrimp, pygmy cories)? Anyone else having this problem?
Thanks for all the help guys (: