Both of my tanks have the exact same substrate, different colors, no additives. I was thinking my Pleco had something to do with it, that is why I started feeding both tanks the same ammounts of food to see what happened. With the 10g, there is just hardly any waste in the gravel no matter what I do.
I have decent water movement in the 26g. The biggest different I can think of is that nothing in the 26g ever picks over the gravel so anything that hits a spot in the gravel, stays there until it breaks down. While in the 10g, the waste lands, but at some point the Catfish will come by and see if its edible which tosses it up into the tank again.
My 26g tank is turning into a mess with different fish types and colors
My 10g tank looks good, all of the fish are either blue + red (Neons, Betta), or plain ugly brown.
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC