I seem to have the same problem as Sunplash in the post below:
I am not going to buy a new filter as I have just splashed out on a new EHEIM 2028. This by the way happens to be my new 130G the photo gallery section:
I have also noticed that I have this white hair like fungusalgae growing on all my ornaments and glass. It appers on my plants as this brown furry algae. My pl*cos and snails are trying to keep up with the growth but are getting snowed under.
I have cut down the quantity of both feeds and amount fed at feeding time. My lights are going to be off for the next couple of days to try and clear it up.
Also my water looks a little murky, when I look into the tank from the front it appears to be OK, but I can see when I compare it to my other tanks that it is not clear. But when I look into it from the side I cannot see the other side, I get about 3/4 of the way down but then lost in the murkyness.
Is there anything else I can do? I did a 10% water change tonight to try and assist in the cleaning of the murk but I appear to have made it worse
? I am lost.
The last time I had this, I turned off my lights, cut down the feeding and and did a 20% water change and within a couple of days it all was well. Did I not wash the ornaments properly? Did I not wash the sand properly? Is there any chemical I can put in that will assist in the tank clear up with out harming the fish? I am not a great believer in chemical treatments but I need to do something about this murkey water.
The colour of the murky water appears to be a combination of white and brownish
Many thanks guys.