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Old 06-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Water Question

Hi All,

I just wanted to ask if any one else has problems with cloudy water?

I mean my tank looks crystal clear from a distance but when you look close up you can see lots of particles floating ?

I have an Aqua One 620T so it's an inbuilt filter and I've replaced the impeller so it's working good!!

As you see from pic it looks ok, but is there anything that can be added to clear the water more?

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Old 06-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Purigen works a treat. You just pop a bag into your filter, and voila! More or less lol
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Purigen works a treat. You just pop a bag into your filter, and voila! More or less lol
Hmmm ok is it something you keep in there or just from time to time?
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On my one tank, i have waterfall filters and they put allot of oxygen into the water! Those dissolved bubbles are small and seem if close up, but otherwise it is crystal clear water. Try taking a clear glass of you're tank water and key it sit. Watch it for about five min, if the bubbles rise or sink take note. Air bubbles will rise, sediment will sink. After a day, check the glass again and see if there is sediment in the bottom of the glass. Depending on your filter, there are different things you can add to clear up the water, purigen being a good one.
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Hmmm ok is it something you keep in there or just from time to time?
You can keep it in there all the time. It starts off a creamy white colour, and as it removes organics from the water, it starts to go brown. Once it is dark brown, you can recharge it by soaking it in a 50:50 bleach and water solution until it returns to its original colour. Sometimes you'll need to rinse and repeat the process. Once that's done, rinse and soak for a few hours in an extra strong solution of prime or safe.

One thing to be aware of- unless your dechlorinator is made by seachem, it 'may' interfere with purigen's ability to recharge. This is because of a particular additive that some brands use.
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Also you can buy some 100% Polyfill which is very cheap and stuff it in your filter. It collects fine particles and the dirtier it gets the finer the particles it can collect. It's great for polishing water with. I use it in all my filters to help polish the water.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:41 AM   #7
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Also you can buy some 100% Polyfill which is very cheap and stuff it in your filter. It collects fine particles and the dirtier it gets the finer the particles it can collect. It's great for polishing water with. I use it in all my filters to help polish the water.
I already have carbon and white sponge stuff in there plus the noodles , is that what you meant?
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I already have carbon and white sponge stuff in there plus the noodles , is that what you meant?
Does it look like pillow/doona stuffing?
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Does it look like pillow/doona stuffing?
I went and bought some poly fill today from craft shop it is much cheaper than the pads you buy from LFS

Can I change it often?
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I went and bought some poly fill today from craft shop it is much cheaper than the pads you buy from LFS

Can I change it often?
As long as you leave your original filter media in the filter then you can change it as often as you would like to. I would only bother with it when it becomes really soiled though
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As long as you leave your original filter media in the filter then you can change it as often as you would like to. I would only bother with it when it becomes really soiled though
By original do you mean my noodles? I've got carbon pads and old poly pads in there?
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By original do you mean my noodles? I've got carbon pads and old poly pads in there?
If you are using poly fill as a water polisher then that is the only thing that should be getting replaced regularly in your filter.
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