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Old 08-11-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Biomagnet clarifier

I just started my cichlid about 6 days ago and all my levels r perfect but some silt is floating making it kinda cloudy and I can't find the bio magnet at my lfs is there any other alternative or am I going to have to break down and order it online?
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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You can try doing partial water changes. I find that adding filter floss to the filter helps a great deal in grabbing the fine particulate causing the cloudiness. Lastly, have you tried petsmart? They have aqueon water clarifier.
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I got a clarifier from my lfs they said the guy had great results in it I think I'm going to just restart my tank over
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I got a clarifier from my lfs they said the guy had great results in it I think I'm going to just restart my tank over
No don't retstart yet! I hear you with the fine particles issue I had the same problem a while back. Canister or HOB filter? If its a canister, make sure all the media connections are together. In my fluval and rena, there is a top cover that I used to forget to put on ALL the time. This keeps some of the extra nonsense from coming through. Lastly, the BEST solution is stuffing the empty spaces with Polyfill as mentioned. It traps all the tiny particles your referring to and your tank will be sparkling clear I promise.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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Hob filter never had a canister filter I'm thinking about getting one of the long square tanks
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:16 AM   #6
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So after two and a half hrs of cleaning the sand and three days of waiting this is as clear as its got any suggestions to speed this up

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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Filter floss really works wonders for that
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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Petsmart have it cheap ?
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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My petsmart didn't have it but I got some bedding fabric thats basically the same thing
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