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Old 03-13-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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please help asap

I adjusted my fluval 304 filter and it started shooting out all of this dirty looking water and my tank is really cloudy what should I do?? Please help asap. Thanks
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When you say adjusted what do you mean?
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I just moved the hose.
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Evidently the hose was holding back something that when you adjusted the hose it allowed a greater flow with the dirty water in it. It could have been a rush of air bubbles also. Anyway a PWC will be necessary to dilute whatever it was.
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I agree...I would get on that PWC as soon as possible. Make sure the new SW is at temp and SG before you put it into your tank.
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ok done just did about a 15% water change. Is that enough? thanks guys.
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15% of how many gallon tank? I would go ahead and be mixing more SW up for additional PWCs over the next few days. It wouldn't hurt to have extra SW on hand for a little while just to be safe. Make sure that you get the water up to the temp of the main tank before doing your PWC...It's also a good idea to allow it to mix with a PH for 24 hours before use. I know sometimes you have emergencies like this and have to do what you have to do. I would just try and get it to temp and SG at the very least.
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I would recommend cleaning the filter very well, and doing regular maintenance on it and all your other pumps as well. The output of filters and PH's often decreases drastically w/ even small amounts of build-up inside. That could cause a wide range of issues. In addition to the PWC, running some GAC, at least temporarily, would also be a good idea.
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ok done just did about a 15% water change. Is that enough? thanks guys.
It is OK for today but you should maybe do one every other day for a couple times more. IMO frequent PWC`s is better than one big PWC. 15% was a good amount.
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