Originally Posted by HugoBresler
I have the lights on about 8 hours a day i have a total of 23 " of fish in the tank 3x angels 1x small tiger oscar i am raising for my 650L tank 2x clown loaches 1x african knife also for big tank when grows up and 1x common pleco.
I am in South Africa so metric measurements is standard over here.
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Metric is great, unfortunately I didn't learn it till I was older.
I'm just saying it's usually best to stock by types of fish, not by the length. We used to say 1 inch of fish per gallon. Most of us no longer use that method.
Oscars for instance are poop machines. High bioload. So a 2" Oscar does not poop equivalent to two 1" Neon Tetras.
I hope I'm making sense.
Does it look like algae in the water ? Like a Green Water issue ?
Purigen in the filter may help. If it's a type of algae, either a 3 day blackout or reducing light to 6 hours daily for now might help ?
It sounds like your doing all the right things.
When you rinse your filter pads are you making sure to rinse them in used tank water or in dechlorinated tapwater ?
Do you have any decor that could be adding color to the water?
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