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Old 01-01-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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Tank cloudy?

My tank has recently just gotten slightly cloudy. It probably wouldnt even be enough to notice for people who don't see my tank regularly, but I can notice it. I havent been running carbon lately, so i plan to do that when I can get some, however I was wondering if it might be linked to my new ro/di unit... I just did my first water change with water from that two days ago. And everything was okay up until then. Checked nitrate and got 0. I can check anything else if you think it would help locate the problem. Ideas on why its getting cloudy?
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Do you have a sump and do you do water changes there or through your DT?
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:24 PM   #3
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I dont have a sump. The tank is only 14 gallons. I do water changes weekly from the DT and used to buy water from the LFS but with the water becoming more and more of a pain to get I just bought a rodi unit.
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I must have clicked on someone else's tank information.
You may have to much flow. Try shutting the pump down for 1/2 hr and see it the water gets clearer.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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How far ahead do you make up your saltwater? and how do you make it?
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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When you started your new RO/DI unit you threw the first 5 gallons away right. That`s recommended for new units. Anyway I would do some PWC`s and GAC.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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i did throw away the first few gallons. Whats GAC?
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nevermind. figured out what it was haha anyways what kind is best? I used to just use carbon from the biobags that come with the cube
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It dont make any difference. Just get some carbon in there.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:19 PM   #10
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okay. my corals dont seem to be opening all the way either. Im assuming its just cause its cloudy?
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