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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2005, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Mmmm... Yeasty Goodness

This is what I came home to today.



WTF????

Yeah, I had turned my DIY CO2 reactor up last night and, again, had a yeast implosion......

The good news is, it's forcing me to clean my tank a little in preparation for goodies tomorrow (hopefully).
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2005, 04:46 AM
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I hope it clears out, I think a micron filter might help filter it out.

I know some stores sell the ones attachable to powerheads when you need a quick fix.

10 bucks about.
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The only thing that will get the sugar and yeast out of the tank are several large 70-90% water changes.

Been there, done that.
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Hwo did it happen?
Was something blocking the exit of co2 and it just exploded?
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Ok, took a combination of advice given.

Did waterchanges.

Made micron filter.

Made carbon filter.

did water changes.

Took plants out.

Made more micron and carbon filters.

water changes.

Fishies look much happier, though I did a %99 water change.

I have about 25 Hagen and Marineland powerheads lying around so I just busted out my mad hardare skillz and made about 5 filters that ran in the tank overnight.

Looks muuuuuuch better this morning.


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Oh, and HammerJoe,

I set the force on the powerhead of my DIY CO2 reactor too high and it sucked the yeast out of my bottle.

Yeah, yeah, I know I did it before. I just got careless and stupid this time around.
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The first thing I noticed in the picture was the driftwood sticking out of the water. It looks like a hand reaching for help or possibly surrendering .

Glad to hear things are looking better!
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That's the problem of using a DIY system with a powered reactor.
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The first thing I noticed in the picture was the driftwood sticking out of the water. It looks like a hand reaching for help or possibly surrendering .

Glad to hear things are looking better!
haha, I was going to say the same thing!
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The same thing happened to me when some young one at home poured a glass of sugar water into my tank. Got a shock the next morning when I see the fishes gasping for air and the water was absolutely cloudy. I had to remove the fishes and did several 70-80% water change to clear it all. Surprisingly though, all the fishes survived the ordeal
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As I recall, this is not the first time that has happened to you. May be thinking in line of prevention.
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Cleared up!!!

Sweet!

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That's the same tank only 4 days later???!!! Did you do a major re-planting as well? Looking good.

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Bert,

Yes, same tank. I did put in the new plants that arrived the next day, but mostly you're seeing it more clearly and without the huge armload of java fern that engulfed the chunks of driftwood I had in there. I think the only piece of wood that I left in was the "hand".

Oh, and I upgraded the light to twice what it was.

Sadly, my marimo triblle didn't make it.

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