I have been having an issue (at least in my own mind) with dirty water. Not dirty as in ammonia and such, but as in fine particulate matter. From a distance the tank looks clear, but when you get up close you can see "stuff" floating all about in the currents produced by my power head and HOB
I dont know what this stuff is, but I want it out.
I am using an AquaClear 50 power filter. It has a three stage filtration system. Stage 1: sponge filter. Stage 2: chemical (comes with carbon but I threw it out for Purgien). Stage 3 is bio (ceramic pellets that bacteria form on).
It seems this filter gets alot of junk in it quickly. How might I maximize the filtering capabilities of it? Are there products to use to help remove the crap floating about? Im really not even sure what it is or how its there.
I am now feeding once every other day as I am sick of the cynobacteria (I think this is what it is) that forms EACH day in my tank and all over the sides. (Slimy brown junk that can be hard to scrape off).