The grim reaper [Aiptasia!] and bubbles

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  1. tinusb

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    Hey all!

    So my prized anemone's became toast - courtesy of a vinegar injection - thought they were cute, but have already about 10 babies of them randomly in the tank - got a feeling this is going to be a problem in the long run?

    Then I've got some brown growth in my tank [diatoms or something like that it's apparently called] with quite a lot of bubbles forming and when the circulation pump goes off, there's an extreme uprise in bubbles from the deadrock to the surface... is this normal?

    My water also appears a bit cloudy - one can see foreign debris in the water, but I haven't been able to filter it out using my skimmer... any ideas?

    T :thumbup:
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Tinus how old is your system?
    As far as clearing your water up use Activated Carbon, works wonders.
     
  4. tinusb

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    Hi Alan,

    Well it's prob about 3 weeks old now - so I think the cycling has hit a peak - going to have a look at the NO2 and NO3 levels just now, and probably do a 10% water change again. The cloudiness is from foreign debris - don't know what it is tho - Activated Carbon won't take that out, will it?
     
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    Hello Tinus - you can try using what they call a "filter sock" or perhaps some filter sponges (temporarily) to remove "debris" particles in the water. This will also clear out your tank's water quite well. Just remember - this is only TEMPORARY - you will HAVE to remove the sponge after at most 48 to 72 hours (2 to 3 days)...
     
  6. tinusb

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    Hey all! yeah doing that at the moment - working wonders :) At least the diatoms has almost all been eaten by my turbo snails :)
     
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    Dude - you can't use the Reaper's name in vain!!!!! LOL, just kidding mate.

    You say your system is 3 weeks old - what live stock do u have in there?
     
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    heya all! Well, water is much clearer now, with tonnes of life everywhere! There are pods, small worms, etc. etc. etc. everywhere :) even my Xenia is growing! And no more cloudy water, nor bubbles from the diatoms :)
     
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