I'm sure the algae eaters do love it, but keep in mind that algae eaters gorging themselves just feeds the cycle. They'll produce more waste and possibly more algae. I'd try and determine the source of the algae; but no, I don't think it's necessarily too much. On its own, algae is usually...
It'd have to be a pretty elevated nitrate level, and it really should have been taken care of by the large WC. How high was the nitrate reading?
That's a really big WC. Was the water integrity consistent before and after the change?
HI Ryan. Welcome to FL.
It can sort of depend on your stock. Some fish like wide open spaces for swimming. Some are timid and like to have places to hide, especially if they are in a tank with more aggressive breeds (fish generally won't bother what they can't see). All things equal, I like a...
3. Yes, when you do water changes. You'd use an instrument called a hydrometer to determine how much salt you need to add. The hydrometer measures how much salt is in the water.
Also, seahorses are pretty tricky to keep. And expensive to buy.
Diatom algae, maybe. It's a little hard to tell. How long do you leave the light on daily and how much do you feed? Can you give us your nitrate reading?
And yeah, plecos are waste factories. They're messy. That does appear to be a common, so he will outgrow that tank in a hurry. And he'll make...
HI Amy. Welcome to FishLore.
So, I've never seen anything like that but I don't use air stones. It could just be the stone itself that's the issue. Are you concerned with the visual aesthetics or about the fish not getting enough air? If it's the air issue that concerns you, don't worry about that.
What is the stock and filtration on the 55? I know you had one 70 on there but what else is there? And how did the 55 respond to losing a chunk of its bacteria?
My guess would be that the 70 you moved had no food source for the days it was running on the 29. There was no ammonia. Your bacteria...
Wait, there are no fish in the tank? TSS is a product that is really designed to make the tank safe for fish. Fishless cycles are just a process of adding ammonia to the tank as needed. The bacteria will come in time.