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Old 02-23-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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Cloudy Water

Six days ago I migrated from a 60g hex to a standard 75g tank. Today I awoke to find my water had suddenly become very cloudy. Not so bad that I can't see the fish or the back of the tank, but a very noticable haze in the water. When I had the 60g tank I never saw this. What I am reading makes me think this is a bacteria bloom. Last night I added a plankton supplement for the yellow polyps that I have. Could this have done it? It said use 1 drop to 50g of water. I used two for my 75g (hard to measure half a drop).

One other thing I have done since moving tanks. On the old tank I always ran a magnum 350 canister with carbon along with a skimmer and two powerheads. That seemed to give me plenty of circulation in the tank. While setting up the new tank, I read more about canisters being nitrate factories and decided to leave it off, only using the 50 lbs of LR (which was in the old tank as well) as a biological filter, along with the powerheads and skimmer. Is this a good idea, bad idea or what?
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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What skimmer aand powerheads are you using? Do you run a sump or is all this stuff HOB?

I doubt the plankton would have made the tank that hazy. You should test for ammonia, and nitrates if you haven't already and let us know what they read.
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Whne you migrated, it probably kicked off a mini cycle. You should check your water parameters, do a good water change and maybe run some carbon. I had a problem with my water clouding up, and running carbon really helped.
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i would run some carbon or get some chemi-pure. the chemi pure mad my tank crystal clear in two hours its really great. don't run my tamk with out it
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