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Old 05-01-2019, 07:47 PM   #31
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Slightly cloudy water after a change is completely normal if you gravel vac. You just are stirring up any fish waste and other matter in the gravel. Then, the matter sinks back down into the gravel. If you arenít gravel vacuuming during you water changes, then I donít know what is happening. Good Luck!
Iím pretty well planted so I donít gravel vac at all, unfortunately...or fortunately, depending on how you look at it

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Maybe its high levels of calcium in your tap water?
That would cause cloudiness?
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If high enough yes and it will also leave deposits similar to what you are seeing on your filter.
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:55 PM   #33
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If high enough yes and it will also leave deposits similar to what you are seeing on your filter.
Those deposits are only white while this is happening. Afterward and before it is brown, like algae, but only on the filter/heater. Everywhere on the glass it’s invisible...like can’t see anything at all except crystal clear glass until this occurs, and then I can see snail trails through the white stuff allll over my glass lol. Would your theory still make sense under those circumstances?
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So I guess it’s not really the water that is cloudy, but the glass?

I was thinking...do you think that it could be calcium coming out of the water column and attaching to my surfaces because of temperature fluctuations? My tank goes from about 76 degrees overnights when my girl keeps it at 70, to about 78 during the day (when we’re not here we don’t need to run the AC as it only fluctuates a few degrees)

I’ve tried to find other patterns, but it happens seemingly randomly...sometimes it’ll happen when I dose ferts, sometimes it doesn’t. Last night I was crystal clear...woke up this morning and it was doing it again.

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