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Old 12-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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cloudy water 2 weeks after water change?

Ok so I was fighting hair algae from over feeding a few weeks ago so I sucked out my top layer of sand and took a tooth brush to my rocks and scrubbed off the algae then did 25% wc's for 4 consecutive days my water is still slightly cloudy and it is very annoying the fish and coral don't seem to mind though I have been running a small hob filter with a carbon pad for the last 24hrs it seems to have helped some all my parameters are perfect to near perfect anyone know how to clear this water up

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Ok so I was fighting hair algae from over feeding a few weeks ago so I sucked out my top layer of sand and took a tooth brush to my rocks and scrubbed off the algae then did 25% wc's for 4 consecutive days my water is still slightly cloudy and it is very annoying the fish and coral don't seem to mind though I have been running a small hob filter with a carbon pad for the last 24hrs it seems to have helped some all my parameters are perfect to near perfect anyone know how to clear this water up
I wouldnt scrub with toothbrush to remove hair algae pull as much out by hand as you can cut back feedind a lil bit make sure your using ro/di water for topoff and waterchanges as the algae eats the nutrient and your not adding nutrient it will slowly die of and never stir an established sandbed
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Yuh I pretty much have the hair algae under control nothing new has grown and what little is left has been eaten or turned yellow just the cloudy water remains
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Just done a 10 gallon water change on top of the 5 I did last night so we will see how it looks in a few hours
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My tank cleared up I had put some filter floss in the sump after I did my cleaning and kinda forgot it was there I took it out and about 8 hours later had clear water again
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