Woke up to a tank I couldn't see through this morning. 90 Gallon, Emperor 400 whatever...has a yellow tang, maroon clown, mandarin goby, bunch of snails and crabs, about 43 or so pounds or so of liverock.
ANYways...the tanks been going strong for about two weeks now. Everybody's happy. Test levels are always good albeit I just canNOT seem to get my ammonia to zero out for anything...and other than a bit of a red algea diatom kinda problem which I'm remedying with changing out tapwater with RO
, I'm totally satisfied with the tank.
WELL, this morning I go out there and as I'm walking across the room toward the tank I couldn't figure out if I still had sleep boogers in my eyes or what, but the tank was totally opaque.
Yes. I freaked out. Turned the lights on and started running around like a the proverbial chicken. Grabbed both filters and rinsed them out (even though I've been obsessively rinsing them every few days) and did a quick water change with the last of the RO
water I had on hand.
After praying over it for a bit, I called up my lfs
. She asked if I had a sand bottom (yes) and did I have any sifters....no. She went on to tell me that sometimes gas bubbles will form under the sand and when they all start going they dirty up the water. I could use my hand and kinda sift, NOT CHURN, the sand to get the bubbles to release themselves. And as I got looking...albederned...there were a bunch of bubbles under the sand...
Any thoughts? Comments? Requests for me to stop with these long drawn out posts?