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Old 09-25-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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water cloudy AGAIN!!!

I just set up my tank on Saturday. It took about 6 or 7 hours for the water to clear up. I was surprised because from what I have read, you can expect 24 or so hours before the water clears. But, on Monday the water was cloudy again. It looks like a fine powder suspended in the water. It's now Wednesday and still cloudy. Will this clear up or did I do something wrong...
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Is your substrate being blown around?
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there is movement in the tank from the power head but it doesn't seem to affect the sand...
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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what filtration are you using..?
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Is your substrate being blown around?
At this stage this is the only thing that should be causing cloudiness. Try adding some filter floss to your filtration, this will help clear it up if this is that case.

How do you have your pump positioned in your tank
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At this stage this is the only thing that should be causing cloudiness. Try adding some filter floss to your filtration, this will help clear it up if this is that case.

How do you have your pump positioned in your tank
Pump is about 5 inches down pointing straight out. I have a marineland 100 hob filter and skimmer which is not running yet
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Pump is about 5 inches down pointing straight out. I have a marineland 100 hob filter and skimmer which is not running yet
stuff some fine polyfil floss in there, 5 micron should polish the water up
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Bounce it off the glass, you'll get more water movement. By doing this it won't be so direct but more random.
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Bounce it off the glass, you'll get more water movement. By doing this it won't be so direct but more random.
x2 i do this on my bow front and face them at eachother as well, so my currents always random
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I would get your skimmer going, defo get on with some filter floss and perhaps try activated carbon!
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