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Old 01-23-2005, 02:29 AM   #1
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yellow tint

the water in my tank has a yellow tint to it. Could there be too many organic compounds in the water? Would a skimmer help? Which one is the best if it would help? i m interested in the prizm skimmer by Red Sea

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A good water change could resolve this issue. Have you tried that yet?

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Ooops. Almost forgot. A skimmer would defnitely be a plus for cleaner water. A CPR backpak would be better IMO.

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save your money till you can at least afford a remora ! you will be happier in the long run
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A skimmer may help. Water change is the first course of action. Use a good quality RO/DI water. Also, run some new GAC, that may help clear things up.
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Like Lando said run some carbon..... skimmer good idea
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i did the water change and ran new carbon and this is my tank after two weeks. Not much change. I m thinking that i have way too many dissolved proteins. Time for a skimmer.
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My water had a yellow tint to it looking down the tank from the side and I tried everything under the sun to clear it up, nothing worked but when I added the lr within 24 hours the water looks like sparkling clear spring water, Not for sure exactly what it did but it sure did something and cleared it up quiclky, I notice you dont have much lr, might try adding a few more pieces and see what it does. I'd be willing to bet it cleared it up.
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is the water yellow looking when put in a white bucket? If not, it could be the bulbs.
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yeah the water looks yellow even when put in a white bucket. Really Sucks.
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