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Daphnia crash

  I have had a 15 gal tank going for a few months now with Daphnia. 
The other day when I was cleaning out the fridge, I found some cucumber
that had gotten pretty soft, so I thought I'd through it in the Daphnia
  I guess that was not such a good idea because now there is hardly
anything to be seen in the tank - save for a few copepods.

Other incidences that have occurred around the same time:

  I dropped the air line from about 1.5" from the surface to the bottom
of the tank.
  This seemed to clear up the water pretty quick - it would usually
remain cloudy for a few days after feeding, but changed to becoming
clear the next day.

  I was feeding a mixture of yeast and crushed prepared fish foods -
enough to cloud the water, but not completely choke them out.  
  I had a huge bloom about three weeks ago, but the pop'n has gradually
decreased until it crashed yesterday.

Sorry for the longwindedness, but I tried to be as thorough as


J. Miller
Edmonton, AB, Can.

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