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Old 06-15-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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I want clear water!!!!!

Is that too much to ask for?

How do I get rid of the tiny white 'dust' particles in my water?

Is it bad salt mix? I use red sea coral pro?

Do I have too much flow?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 06-15-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Are you running any floss in your filter to polish your water?
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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I have filter material. I'm not sure if you would call it floss. Is floss more like cotton wool?
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Is that too much to ask for?

How do I get rid of the tiny white 'dust' particles in my water?

Is it bad salt mix? I use red sea coral pro?

Do I have too much flow?

Any help would be appreciated.

(are all fish tank owners as picky as me?!!)
IMO The keys to clearwater are ,filter floss and activated carbon in filtration ,uv sterilizer,and proper PWc's.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
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Is filter floss different to regular filter material?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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I believe if you look hard you`ll see those little particles are really air bubbles. They are in mine anyway. I thought Rick gave a pretty good list.
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find out if it air or sand stirring. try to redirect powerheads
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I'm a FW guy so I'm not sure my advice 100% applies, but I use Poly-fil (pillow stuffing) in my canister filter. You can buy a huge bag for $5 at Wal-mart or a craft store and it'll last for a year. I run it in the bottom tray of my Fluval 405 and I change it weekly so it doesn't have a chance to harbor too much beneficial bacteria and cause mini-cycles when I remove it. You'll be shocked how much fine debris it collects in that week. Just make sure you don't purchase a brand which is fire retardant, because that type is treated with chemicals. The one I get from Wal-mart is Fairfield brand (I believe).
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #10
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I had white mildly cloudy water for some time. Tried every kind of mechanical filtration possible, nothing worked. Then I learned it was a bacterial bloom. Turned off my reactor and adjusted the amount of media, and 24 hours later it was crystal clear. Is your skimmer filling fast or faster than normal with not so dark water? Maybe yellowish water? If so, I bet that "not clear" look is a bacterial.
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