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Old 03-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
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I'm not sure when we got the filter but its not old ..I'll keep changing the water and get more tests and see what happens

How long should the wood boil ?
Till the water turns color then just dump it out and keep repeating till the water stays clear. Is it turning the water brown?
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I haven't tried boiling it yet ill let you know
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I'm not sure when we got the filter but its not old ..I'll keep changing the water and get more tests and see what happens

How long should the wood boil ?
Boil it until the brown ish water is close to clear. So what I did I boiled a coconut for 20 min. Dumped that water and rinsed it put new water continued that processed like 3 times an water was cleared. And the fish love it.
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You could be possibly under filtered and having a bacteria bloom mixed with tannins. It also looks like dirt churned up from unwashed gravel used in the substrate. You also said you where cycling for a month, was there fish in the tank during the process?
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Yes they was because of getting them short noticed from a lady that needed them gone ... The rock was cleaned very well before I put it in ...
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Yeah try the wood. To see if its the main thing and see if you need to change the filter as well if you haven't in a long time like 4 month lol. But yeah. Boil it good
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Didn't read it sorry, (at work). From the pic if the parameters are all good it may be a bacteria bloom. Keep up with bi daily wc's it should clear up.
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If you can, sent us your readings on ph, ammo, nitrite and nitrate, also what kind of filter do you use. This very well can be a bac bloom.
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