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Old 03-02-2007, 11:17 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by joe2004
lighting i use regular lights the same as the one thats on the 20G

water TEST is all perfect

addatives i dont put any

filter media was never changed since day one. After like 4 months i took the tank out i opened the filter they were little dirty pretty much clean. since i had 3 of them they were not dirty at all as apose to 1

and from the side View yes its just like looking from the Front.
The link I posted is not an additive.

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I agree with your, Kurt. It doesn't make any sense otherwise. You are doing everything the same. It would have to be either something with the glass (which I highly doubt) or just the fact that your tank is much larger?

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #13
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its Very strange because if it went NICE AND CRYSTAL CLEAR one time i
dont know what can cause it to be the way it is now.

i have Fake Corals in the front of the thank and when i look at them from the Front of the tank they are placed same distance as the one in the 20G and it still look no where near the 20G tank.
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I might try running a quality GAC for a week or two, changing it every 5-7 days, to see if that has any effect. FWIW I'm not a big fan of HOB filters. They tend to produce micro-bubbles and mechanical filtration seems to cause more issues than it solves in SW-especially on larger tanks. Pads, floss etc. all trap dirt and detritus too fast. That can lead to water clarity issues as well as nitrate issues. Powerheads, LR, a skimmer, and some GAC are the way to go. Just my .02 ...
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first of all, acrylic is clearer than glass. what you need to do is "polish" the water with a micron filter. GAC will help but you need to replace it every 2 weeks. the same thing with any mechanical filter material. good luck. post some pics.
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I said that is strange before and I have to just say it again. Like I said before I don't use HOB or mechanical filtration on my tank and the water is just as clear as could be. I think the amount of additional water volume I have with 3 sumps helps to keep things diluted "Dilution is the solution to polution". I also think that Kurt is on to something there with the amount of water you are looking through.

Give Unda_da_sea's suggestion a try. Maybe that will help!

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