waste away

Discussion in 'DrTim's Aquatics' started by Kevin_E, Oct 15, 2014.

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

    Apr 30, 2009
    I'm having an issue with bacteria. Tank is several years old. Recently removed sand to go bare bottom and then suffered 2 months of milky water.

    Bought a UV sterilizer which cleared it in a week.

    Now, I'm getting a mucus and stringy bacteria mess.

    I assume I upset the balance when I removed my sand. I added well cycled sand again 2 weeks ago to restsblish a balance.

    Will waste away help with is slime bacteria? It clogs my filter sock in a day.

    Should UV be off in use?

    Any other suggestions to reestablishing balance?

    Thank you.