Need to Remove Sludge from Community Tank?
What product can I use or what action can I take to reduce or eliminate sludge from my 30 gal community tank? Water quality is good, but I seem to develop sludge heavily on the water filter (Penguin 200) bio wheel, etc. Fish are all active and healthy, and have been for a long time. Only reading that's a bit off is the ph, at 6 or a small tad more. Just added a chunk of coral and it's still at 6. Anyway, what say ye?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
1, you are overfeeding probably up to 5 times too much food.
2, you have a relatively small filter for the size of the tank. 200 gallons per hour is just a little too small.
3, you need to learn how to use a siphon gravel cleaner properly and get more filth while removing less water.
stop overfeeding, sludge is uneaten food broken down usually.
- IanabLv 79 years ago
Sludgy filters is normal.
Take the filter media out, rinse it in a bucket of old tank water to get rid of most of the sludge, and put it back in the filter.
Repeat as needed.
- 9 years ago
well if it is just on filter means u just need to clean filter out more and don't worrie about ph to much as long as it i remains steady.