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Old 06-07-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Yesterday I did a 20% saltwater change while vacuuming my substrate. All seemed well and good and today I was upset to see how murky/cloudy the water is. I did another smaller water change using distilled water and it didn't help. Is this part of the cycling of a new tank. I'm about eight weeks in. I remember I did have moments of cloudy water when I cycled the 10 gal freshwater tank. I've turned off the light thinking the cloudy water may be the result of a bacteria bloom. Should I simply leave it alone or can someone recommend a remedy? Help
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Moved this to the General SW reef aquaria forum. This is the welcome wagon here. Good luck on your tank.
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Is your substrate CC or sand ??
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Or is it something like miracle mud.
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Is your substrate CC or sand ??
My substrate is CC.
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Or is it something like miracle mud.
What is miracle mud?
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Can you give me a little more information on your tank? What are your readings? Nitrate Nitrite PH ammonia SG? What kind of flow and filtration do you have on your system?
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What is miracle mud?

A mineralized substrate. And Crushed coral notoriously releases tiny particulate. I had cc in my mbuna tank and it would never stop releasing dust when I disrupted it and I rinsed it for at least an hour.
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Please post your water parameter readings as Ziggy suggested.
It might be a bacterial bloom from the nutrients stirred up from vaccumng. That wil die off and disappear in a few days.
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Thank you cmor. With a CC substrate will I have this problem everytime I vacuum and if so, what could I use to take its place?
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