Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:26 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NewYork-NewYork
Posts: 96
Send a message via MSN to Ady1397
The tank is bare because of the problem we're having. We usually have large smooth river stones covering the bottom. We do have a full tank and they are well fed but I don't think it's too much. There is no peat in the tank and we increased water changes to 25% every other day. I will increase changes to every day to see if that helps. The "murk" is a yellowish whiteish cloudiness. Thanks everyone who's written so far and I look forward to getting more advice from you guys!
__________________

__________________
72 Gal Bow Black-1 Fluval 404-1 Eheim 2128-with:5-3inch Rhyukins/6-2inch Rhyukins/1-3inch Oranda
---------------------------------------

1 Plexi Glass Terrarium-2ft x 2ft x 4feet tall-Waterfall-Planted-with:4-9to11inch TokayGeckos/1-4inch WhitespotGecko/1-5inch GoldenGeko/1-4inch MarbleGeko/1-2inch HouseGeko
---------------------------------------
1 Apartment 1 Bedroom 1000SqFt with:2-130to200Lb Humans (Jess+Andy)&2-12Lb Cats Cracker+Jack
Ady1397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 01:50 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Moscow ID
Posts: 182
Since it's cloudy, you may be able to remedy it with a 20 minute run with a diatom filter...

Since the murk is not attenuated by water changes, that may not be a permanent solution, but then again neither are big daily water changes...

Might be worth trying though. Someone else may have a better idea, but the Vortex D1, while slightly underpowered for your tank, is a good deal at bigalsonline for $69.

Also, cutting back on feeding may help. You've probably thought of that!
__________________

__________________
Nationalism is an infantile disease.
It is the measles of mankind.
-Albert Einstein
poikilotherm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 02:12 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 1,975
Sounds like a definite bloom. White blooms are usually bacteria, and green blooms are algae. I suppose yellowish/white bloom could be either at this point. I can take a lot of patience to clear it up. Lower feedings, keep up with the water changes, and wait...

Also, if you had substrate in the tank and took it out, it can just make the situation worse because you remove some of your good bacteria in the process.

A diatom filter would work as well, but just removing the particles from the tank.
__________________
*26 freshwater*
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //

*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC
grimlock3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 03:48 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NewYork-NewYork
Posts: 96
Send a message via MSN to Ady1397
would a uv sterilizer work??
is it good to have one anyway?
__________________
72 Gal Bow Black-1 Fluval 404-1 Eheim 2128-with:5-3inch Rhyukins/6-2inch Rhyukins/1-3inch Oranda
---------------------------------------

1 Plexi Glass Terrarium-2ft x 2ft x 4feet tall-Waterfall-Planted-with:4-9to11inch TokayGeckos/1-4inch WhitespotGecko/1-5inch GoldenGeko/1-4inch MarbleGeko/1-2inch HouseGeko
---------------------------------------
1 Apartment 1 Bedroom 1000SqFt with:2-130to200Lb Humans (Jess+Andy)&2-12Lb Cats Cracker+Jack
Ady1397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 04:08 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 215
Sounds like an algae bloom to me. Make sure the tank is not getting any direct sunlight... Also, try some new charcoal
__________________

__________________
Overstocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
murky water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Murky water Peyton Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 12-19-2006 04:47 PM
Murky Water w8tah Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 09-20-2006 07:20 PM
Why is my water still murky?!?!?!?!?!?!? Speakerman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 18 08-11-2006 08:00 PM
murky water? fishsticks7 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-22-2003 02:27 PM
Murky water easyian Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 05-23-2003 11:56 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.