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Old 29-06-2004, 03:04 AM
Joe
 
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Came home today to find a very cloudy tank, with all my plants covered in
some white powdery substance. Took me about 5 seconds to realize what had
happened, my yeast had been sucked into the tank. Anybody else out there
have this happen to them? Luckily, the tank is new, no livestock except for
6 amano shrimp and a farlowella. Is there anything I can do besides massive
water changes? I just did 4 80% water changes, I will do more tomorrow.
How bad is it going to get in terms of algae and will the fish and shrimp
die?



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Old 29-06-2004, 04:11 AM
Craig Brye
 
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This is not a short term solution, but you might consider going to a CO2
tank. I did this on my 29 gal. tank, and will do the same with my 75 gal.
tank. It only cost me $8 every 6-9 months (I just exchange 10 lb. CO2 tanks
at the local Praxair). I then put the outfeed part of the CO2 tube into my
canister filter intake. Real simple and the results are magnificent.

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University of Phoenix Online

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Came home today to find a very cloudy tank, with all my plants covered in
some white powdery substance. Took me about 5 seconds to realize what had
happened, my yeast had been sucked into the tank. Anybody else out there
have this happen to them? Luckily, the tank is new, no livestock except

for
6 amano shrimp and a farlowella. Is there anything I can do besides

massive
water changes? I just did 4 80% water changes, I will do more tomorrow.
How bad is it going to get in terms of algae and will the fish and shrimp
die?




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Old 29-06-2004, 04:15 PM
Giancarlo Podio
 
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I've never really seen anything bad come from this, as long as you are
cleaning up the mess with water changes everything should be fine in a
couple days. Did your bottle tip over or did you fill it too much? I
usually leave a bottle sit for 24 hours prior to hooking it up, this
is when the initial burst of CO2 occurs and the mixture may foam up a
bit too. Hope everything goes back to normal.

Giancarlo Podio
www.gpodio.com


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Came home today to find a very cloudy tank, with all my plants covered in
some white powdery substance. Took me about 5 seconds to realize what had
happened, my yeast had been sucked into the tank. Anybody else out there
have this happen to them? Luckily, the tank is new, no livestock except for
6 amano shrimp and a farlowella. Is there anything I can do besides massive
water changes? I just did 4 80% water changes, I will do more tomorrow.
How bad is it going to get in terms of algae and will the fish and shrimp
die?

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Old 05-07-2004, 07:03 AM
Dave M. Picklyk
 
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Sorry to hear that Joe. I also had a problem with a tank I had in our
computer store. Someone kicked the box with the CO2 bottles and they pumped
into the tank. Next day all my 6 turquiose rainbows were gone and all the
SAEs...only a few large (4 inch) rainbows survived.

I put a fine floss in the filter and manually picked off much of the stuff.
Nothing like an algae outbreak will occur.

Dave.

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Came home today to find a very cloudy tank, with all my plants covered in
some white powdery substance. Took me about 5 seconds to realize what had
happened, my yeast had been sucked into the tank. Anybody else out there
have this happen to them? Luckily, the tank is new, no livestock except

for
6 amano shrimp and a farlowella. Is there anything I can do besides

massive
water changes? I just did 4 80% water changes, I will do more tomorrow.
How bad is it going to get in terms of algae and will the fish and shrimp
die?






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