Originally Posted by librarygirl
Is there any real driftwood in the tank? If so perhaps it's leeching tannins which can color the water.
Can you explain "dingy?" Is the entire water affected or certain spots? Is it a certain color (green, milky, etc)? What is your water change schedule?
Do you notice little bubbles in the water? Sometimes the HOB
filters and/or air stones can cause very tiny bubbles which can make the water look a bit cloudy.
Nope, no "real" anything in the tank other than fish and rocks. Everything else is plastic. The one big rock i do have i got from Petsmart and I washed the heck out of everything first. There were times during my cycling that my tank was empty yet my water was pristine...go figure
Dingy as in it's not cloudy, no where near cloudy but not clear either. It doesn't have a color. slightly, barely foggy? It's the entire tank and i do a wc
every Friday morning...50% wc
. I'm a bucket user so is it possible that putting new water in could be the culprit? I'm pouring it over the highest rock so to minimizes displacement of my decor.
I gave that some thought at first but when I was doing my cycle, the only area that resembled that scenario is right where the bubbles were coming from (right above airstone, right under filter waterfall). This is an all over effect.
I dunno. I'm due for a wc
tomorrow. I may do a slightly larger one just to see what happens