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Old 10-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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Cloudy Water HELP

So I woke up this morning went to check out my tank and the water is cloudy. Ive had my tank for just about a year and ive never really had a problem. I checked it out the Nitrates are 0 and the PH is 7.8 I did a PWC and its still a little cloudy. No dead fish or anything I see.

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Old 10-14-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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I am too new to know anything hope somone helps you out!
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Ok more info, its still the same no change. It looks like a white mist inside the tank.
Its like when a guiness is first poured it needs to settle

Please someone have any ideas. I dont want to lose my tank
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It`s hard to tell but my first order of business would be to do some frequent PWC`s. Maybe 20% at a time every other day for a few days. When ever you have a problem you can never go wrong by doing PWC`s and most of the time they help. Post some water test results so we can see if there are any problems from that standpoint.
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Hey thanks Melosu. I did a PWC yesterday and Ill do one today when I get home from work.
PH 7.8
Amm 0
No2 0
No3 0
Temp 81

Everything seems normal which is the odd part.

I noticed when I woke up today that there is some white/tan foam at the top of the tank near the glass edge. Any ideas? My fish all seem to be alive but Im sure they are not happy.

What should I look for next?
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You can get rid of that foam by aiming a ph at the surface. What do you have in your filter, carbon?
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Ok ill re aim my PH. I have an HOB filter and yes it has a carbon filter. I replaced it last night thinking that might help.
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Personally, I run Purigen , it is great at polishing water, controlling ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate and can be recharged.
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I noticed when I woke up today that there is some white/tan foam at the top of the tank near the glass edge. ...
Have you ever had this before? Or is this the first time you've seen it?

Have you recently changed your feeding schedule, habits, or what you're feeding?

Powerheads at the surface will break up the foam, but it seems like if it's a new thing it's another symptom of what could be wrong. But what that is, I haven't a clue!
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Do you run a skimmer on your tank? They would remove that protien skim and DOC`s in the tank.
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