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Old 02-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #31
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So u suggest adding purigen? Does it work for all fish?

I think it simply sucks up the colors and stuff in the water. I am pretty sure it is safe for all fish. You put it in your filter and once it turns brown you put it in a bleach solution to make it good again. It is a Seachem product so look on their website.

On a super zoomed in scale, it is like a sticky ball that the colors and stuff stick to and the bleach separates the colors from the sticky ball
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:31 AM   #32
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Ik I'm going a little of topic here but how do I keep my sand so clear of waste like other peoples tanks even after I do a water changer there's still waste somewhere that ticks me off. Also how do I get my water crystal clear like everyone elses !😡

Here are a few possible causes for unclear water. Tannins, as mentioned. Do you have driftwood or Indian almond leaves in your tank?

Algae in the water. Do you run your lights more than 8 hours a day/have natural light shining on your tank/over-feed your fish?

When you change your water- are raking/stirring the sand before you siphon to ensure the waste and debris is able to be sucked up?

How much water do you change and how often? It may not be enough to prevent a build up of dissolved solids.

Do you have adequate circulation, or are there 'dead' spots where waste accumulates?

Do you have filter wool/floss (polyfibre) in your filters to remove fine particles?

Is your filtration adequate? Absolute minimum IMO is 4x the tank volume every hour (40g tank = 160g/hr filtration)

Are you overstocked? Try Aqadvisor to check.

How often do you clean your filters and how do you do it?

Probably more questions, but it's 1.30am here and my brain is dead. Lol
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #33
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Here are a few possible causes for unclear water. Tannins, as mentioned. Do you have driftwood or Indian almond leaves in your tank?

Algae in the water. Do you run your lights more than 8 hours a day/have natural light shining on your tank/over-feed your fish?

When you change your water- are raking/stirring the sand before you siphon to ensure the waste and debris is able to be sucked up?

How much water do you change and how often? It may not be enough to prevent a build up of dissolved solids.

Do you have adequate circulation, or are there 'dead' spots where waste accumulates?

Do you have filter wool/floss (polyfibre) in your filters to remove fine particles?

Is your filtration adequate? Absolute minimum IMO is 4x the tank volume every hour (40g tank = 160g/hr filtration)

Are you overstocked? Try Aqadvisor to check.

How often do you clean your filters and how do you do it?

Probably more questions, but it's 1.30am here and my brain is dead. Lol

1:A:I do not have drift wood in my tank
2:A: no my lights r run 4-6 hours a day currently no algae
3:A:yes I skim the sand and lift some decor to make sure it shiponed
4;A: I change 20 percent 1-2 times a week
5: A: yes there are some "dead spots when the filter pushes it and settles somewhere
6:A: not sure what that means. But in have a aqueon aqua-clear 40 gal filter
7:A:no currently not over stocked
8:A: I rinse my filter to get all the waste out and put it back nj that's what I've been told to do
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:22 PM   #34
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Hey, well done! That was quite a barrage of questions

Brace yourself- more are coming. Lol

Are you rinsing your filter media with dechlorinated water?
Floss looks like cushion/pillow stuffing.
What size is your tank?
What are the tank's inhabitants?
What, and how often do you feed?
Is the cloudiness suspended particles or more of a whitish (not a real word, but hey!) haze?

I'm sure when I've properly woken up and had a nice strong coffee I'll be a little more use to you. Ok, not so sure, but hoping
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:40 PM   #35
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Makes me want to cry. I do secret water changes on her tank everytime she leaves her house...


I could just hug you right now!

Haha what can I say, I'm an animal lover, but mothers in law are "always right"!
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My friggin cichlids that tear up my tank to make their nests....
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:34 PM   #37
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Hey, well done! That was quite a barrage of questions

Brace yourself- more are coming. Lol

Are you rinsing your filter media with dechlorinated water?
Floss looks like cushion/pillow stuffing.
What size is your tank?
What are the tank's inhabitants?
What, and how often do you feed?
Is the cloudiness suspended particles or more of a whitish (not a real word, but hey!) haze?

I'm sure when I've properly woken up and had a nice strong coffee I'll be a little more use to you. Ok, not so sure, but hoping

1:A: yes
2:A:yes
3:A:1 albino bichir (only going to get 8 inches) 1 leaf fish, 2 Bolivian rams.
4:A: feed them hikari frozen bloodworms 2x times
5:A:it's kinda a tanish/ whitish coloring
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I hate it when peoples water is too low just fill it up
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Streak marks and dirty substrate....
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My tank fell under all of the pet peeves at one point I STILL like the blue gravel and finding Nemo characters, but am finding a joy in going all natural. I just added a background and black substrate, this week replacing all fake plants for real. Coming a long lol

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