Well I had a well established planted tank, but I had to move across town. Fish didn't make it, the plants didn't either, I was pretty disappointed. I ended up saving 30 something gallons of tank water, but the tank was too cloudy disturbed. I now have 3 ghost shrimp, and one energetic Cory Cat.
65gal tank (long)
I have a solid 3 inches of Flora Base, with 1/4 - 1/2 an inch of filter substraight, but that's all mixed together now.
Double Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights 120w of day light bulbs.
Eheim Pro II Filter -2026 something . . . supposed to be rated for 65-70gal?
Bio-System - with a small power head.
Plants - Anacharis, Tiger Lotus, Micro Sword, some others but I can't remember the names.
Fish - 15-20, Petsmart
I have a thin layer of funk/hair algae on the surface of the substraight and the tank is full of water. I've got a siphon, and easy access to the garden hose. I know with Flora Base, that there's no pre-washing it. I'd like to get the funk off the surface, start cycling the tank, get some more plants, and start getting some fish.
I've never used any ferts before of any kind except for the CO2
. Even when I did water changes, I didn't use any chemicals to treat the water.
So how do I start over, and what steps do I need to do to clear up the tank.