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Old 10-24-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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I want crystal clear water!

So i have a 250L clearseal cube with a sump. I have an aqua one 1400LPH skimmer, A good sized UV sterilizer. 2 powerheads, 25 kilo's of live rock.

I seem to have fine debris in my tank at all times. I have a filter sock but im not not which spec but i always have filter wool inside it to help collect crap!

I want to get crystal clear water but i dont know what to try?

Any suggestions???
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Any chance they are micro bubbles from your skimmer?
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I did think about that but looking closer it is slightly cloudy, debris is not consistent (you can see particles not bubbles), and i also noticed the return side of my sump has some debris in the bottom. I wonder if it is being 'stirred up'
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Probably getting stirred. I used to get debris in my return section. I added a second sponge and it cleared it up.
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What kind of sponge?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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You can run some activated carbon to polish your water though I'm not a big fan it does work but needs replacing on a regular basis !
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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There is a filter sponge as part of the bubble trap between the return chamber and the rest of the sump.
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