Originally Posted by tetrin
same here...10g tank's recently cycled...ugf
...strange particles...what did u do ultimately?
I had the lights turned off for 2 days thinking maybe it was free floating algae. I see no difference.
I've concluded that it's just floating crud. I just got a Vortex Diatom Filter that I'm going to use on it for the first time. It should at least temporarily solve my problem. But ultimately I plan to tear the tank down and remove the UGF
which probably has a lot of build-up after a year of operation, and is what is likely causing my problem. UGF
's are a pain. I'm going to eventually remove it and just use a small canister filter.
I'm going to guess that you are experiencing something different since you only recently cycled your tank. You most likely are still experiencing some bacteria bloom, or everything in your tank hasn't quite "settled" from when you first put the water in it. Some tanks can take 2 months or more before the water looks completely clear - and it will always get worse before it gets better.