my sand bed is about 2 1/2 inches i was thinking it was going through another cycle as well. that what it looks like to me. ill try to get some pics up today. my turbo snails are trying hard to eat all the algae but it seems to not want to go away. i was using tap water as well at both places i wonder if the quality of the water here is worse. i need to get my hands on some ro
water. i have been changing the water about 5 gallons a day i didn't know if i should keep doing that or not but ill keep at it and see if it help. thanks for the responses thus far.