Well, I blew it...
A great running tank got put on the edge last night. I have a 90 gallon, with two cannister filters, one a Ehiem 2229 converted into a big reactor, and the other a 2228 clone from fleabay. I never cleaned either one for over a YEAR.
Last night I did a water change for E.I., and thought, well, I have time, I will finially get around to doing the filter clean. Inside the clone, I had Walmart pillow fluff that felt like pudding. It was really gross. Iniside my 2229 reactor, it is full of sintered glass (forget the Ehiem name for it) and goo. Lots of goo.
Well, I clean both of these out ON TOP OF a 65% WC.
TOO MUCH. Now I have a bad bacteria bloom, and am *really* holding my breath to see if 'ol GW is gonna make a break for it. Lost a Ram and an Angel.
What really sucks is, I know better. Much better. It was a spur of the moment decision to start cleaning everthing at once, I should have done a water change, wait a couple days, one filter, etc.
The only saving grace is, despite a major cut back of the jungle, it is still a jungle. Hopefully, the plants will start sucking up any ammonia that I may have created. Should have listened to the tiny voice in my head.....
90 Gallon, eco, pressurized, controlled, 240 watts.