I have been having a terrible time getting my water crystal clear. Not only do I have microbubbles but I also have particles I believe to be diatoms. I thought they were only an issue with new aquariums??
I have an established 55 gal
Malawi tank with 1 Emperor 400 (400gph), 1 AquaClear 70 (300 gph
), a reverse flow Under Gravel Filter w/ 2 AquaClear 50 Powerheads (270 gph
), and 1 ATI Foam Filter w/ 1 AquaClear 30 Powerhead (175 gph
). My lighting consists of 1 T8 48" 50/50 actinic bulb, 1 T5 48" Colormax bulb, and 1 T5 48" 6700K bulb.
I have only 2 Anubias and 1 bunch of Amazon Sword plant.
Water parameters are good: 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrites, Nitrates ~ 10 ppm
. pH = 8.2. I do 70% PWC
Substrate is Aragonite/ gravel mix. Decor is TX Holey Rock.
Anybody have this problem before? Suggestions?