Now that I'm running a skimmer and UV
, my water is crystal clear, *except* for the little bits of stuff floating about, some from normal fish activity, stirring up sand, some from my sump, which gets some particles stirred up with I do daily top-offs.
I'm running an emperor 400 (dual bio-wheel), and I clean those filters frequently, I have sponges over my powerhead intake, a sponge on my overflow box, and a filter pad on my return pump. All those get cleaned frequently, but I still constantly have bits of "stuff" floating in the water.
Isn't my water movement supposed to be strong enough to keep this stuff in suspension until my filters pick it up? It seems like the stuff just doesn't settle out.
I'm thinking about building a filter over my sump for my overflow line, to help eliminate the particles floating in the water, but I'm not sure the filter pads or sponges will pick much more up.
Suggestions for fine filtering?