I'm a new member who just joined today. I've had a 30 gallon freshwater aquarium for about 6 years. I used to have a bunch of cichlids but my wife and I both got tired of seeing the bloodshed and collecting the bodies.
It's now a peace tank with a variety of peaceful community fish. A couple of Cory's, a Pleco, etc. I'm presently using a Emperor 280 filter for filtration.
I recently had a major bacteria bloom which I think was caused by my wife overfeeding but I'm not quite sure. Every test parameter looked perfect but the water turned extremely cloudy/milky. Because of my problems I been doing a lot more research than I ever have on aquarium's and their chemistry.
Unfortunately, a few years ago I became seriously ill and now disabled and confined to a wheelchair so I have a lot of time to do research.