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Hey

I filled my new tank last week and I've had some serious sediment issues with it.

I used tap water instead of tank/rainwater and I think this is what's caused it,

The tank had a seeded 2400lph canister (this came of the holding tanks) and a fx5 so it's definitely not an ammonia spike either ( I tested on Tuesday and readings where as follows, amm 0, nitrite 0, nitrates <20ppm)

Currently I'm using Dacron to take the shit out but it's taking a lot longer than I want,

I also just threw in 2 bags of purigen too help too,

Can anyone suggest alternative ways to get rid of the excess sediment,

I'm also bout to do a 200l rainwater wc to help too

Cav

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Sweet,

I want it to clear up so I can take some pics of it.

I guess I just need to keep doing what I'm doing and just be patient for once.

When it clears up I'll get some more pics uploaded and update my build thread.

Cav

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yea a flocculant will work

but its ammonia mate

just wait

and it will clear

of course you dont detect ammonia

because the cloudy water bacteria has eaten it

its like when ya see greenwater

and the ammonia and nitrate readings are 0

because the algae has eaten it.

yeh I understand, but where would have the amm spike come from, I don't overfeed

I used a seeded filter, that had the exact same bioload on it, tap water was double dosed with prime.

So it's got me confused why there would have been a amm spike when I did everything correct.

The water also is not white cloudy, but brown cloudy like a Creek.

CAV

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what substrate did you use?

thats where any sediment would have come from.

bacteria, the sticky kind covers every surface area in an aquarium.

not just the filter media.

so the levels are just coming back into ballance.

we are dealing with pioneer organisms now

the first of the first

so brown = diatomeous algae (normally on substrate)

white = floaty bacteria

end of the day

I'd put it under a microscope

because I like to know

but ya patience

it will come good

you have cheated anyway by having it setup and stocked so early

the fish are alive

the chemistry is good

lol clarity is just a cherry on the top

aesthetics mate, will come in time

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what substrate did you use?

thats where any sediment would have come from.

bacteria, the sticky kind covers every surface area in an aquarium.

not just the filter media.

so the levels are just coming back into ballance.

we are dealing with pioneer organisms now

the first of the first

so brown = diatomeous algae (normally on substrate)

white = floaty bacteria

end of the day

I'd put it under a microscope

because I like to know

but ya patience

it will come good

you have cheated anyway by having it setup and stocked so early

the fish are alive

the chemistry is good

lol clarity is just a cherry on the top

aesthetics mate, will come in time

No substrate ATM the moment,

It's getting sand in it when the new stand comes in 3-4 weeks

Thanks for the info Donny,

It's nice to know why it's like this now

Cheers again

Cav

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