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Old 12-18-2008, 07:43 AM   #11
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If it is still cloudy I would say it is not because of the sand being in the water column from doing a lite vac.

The phytofeast and marine snow aren't really needed unless you have clams and a lot of other filter feeders.

How does the xenia look? It is very possible that the xenia is causing your issue. Tanks have crashed because xenia went nuts and released it's toxins into the water causing a cloudy appearance. I would suggest several PWCs over a few days and see if that helps.

What kind of filtration do you have on the tank?
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I have a Marineland Emporor 280 filter. I think I will stop the phytofeast and marine snow immediately. Thank you for suggesting that. Do you have any other ideas? How can I tell if the xenia has been acting up? It just looks shriveled up right now. What could have caused that?
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I have a Marineland Emporor 280 filter. I think I will stop the phytofeast and marine snow immediately. Thank you for suggesting that. Do you have any other ideas? How can I tell if the xenia has been acting up? It just looks shriveled up right now. What could have caused that?
How often do you clean your filter out? The carbon (if you use it) will need to be replaced once a week. Any sponges or filter floss should be rinsed with SW once a week as well.

Xenia either likes your system or it doesn't. Being shriveled up could mean not enough light, poor water conditions, temp swing, pH swing, SG swing, a hermit may have munched on it some.
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I clean my filter out every time I do a PWC. I don't use carbon, only the filter pads that are recommended. I rinse them off every time I do a PWC. Apparently, not enough light is not the problem. The water conditions are within parameters. There has been no temp swing, no pH swing. Don't know what SG is. I do have an emerald crab that dwells just an inch or two from the xenia. Do you think the crab could have done something to the xenia?
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SG is Specific gravity. This is something you should know especially with a SW tank.

It is very possible the emerald crab is messing with the xenia.
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Xenia went belly up. Took it out yesterday. Hopefully, water will clear up now.
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Took Xenia out, but water is still cloudy. My LFS told me that it was probably a bacteria bloom and that it will eventually go away by itself. But, he said, that may take 1 to 1 1/2 months. It's so discouraging!!!! Could the LFS be right?
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He could be right but do some twice weekly PWC`s to help to get rid of it. Another suggestion but yrs ago when I had this happen my LFS let me borrow a UV light and within a week it was gone. That was about 10 yrs ago.
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