Originally Posted by daveNandi
Since you have not added anything to the tank chem wise
isn't quite right. We have add Tech CB Calcium Buffer (10ml/day for about 5 days to bring pH up from 8.0 to 8.2. We've just added nothing with Aloe.
Then most likely what you have been experiencing is calcium precipitate. That dosage for a 46 gal
tank (depending on start point) could very easily up the numbers to a dangerous level. Ionic liquids should not be used to correct ph
issues. Balanced additives like this should be used for correcting/maintaining alk
levels. If you are having a low ph
problem, then determining the cause is much more important. Addining chems is a bandaid. Low ph
can be caused by several things, usually low GPH
and insufficient surface aggitation, tightly covered lid on the tank or high ambient CO2
in the room. What time of day are you testing the ph
and what are the alk
Originally, some of the white dots seemed to have a "tail" and purposful movement, especially against the glass. Most, however, had no "tail" and the movement seemed completely random. Now, we see none with any sign of life.
Curious question though, do any of these "snow globe" wanna be's have a an actual pattern to their movement or are they haphazard?
I originally thought perhaps they were larval cleaner shrimp and we'd acquired a shrimp that had eggs, but read that they were about 1mm in diameter and these are much smaller.
Actually without another shrimp to fertilize the eggs that cannot happen. My thought was it could have been hermit larvae which will swim closer to the light and "bob" in the water with a more linear movement. With the info on the chems, I am much less likely to lean that way.