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Cloudy water help

Hello fellow aquatic gardeners, I have a bit of an issue:
I changed one of the filter pads in my sump last week, and rinsed the other in tank water, and ever since, I've had cloudy water. Not green or anything like that, just cloudy.
If i do a WC, it clears up to almost normal levels, but by the next day, its cloudy again, and I have no idea why. Any insights?

Tank info is:
4' x 2' x 2'
sump is 3' x 18" x 18"
lifereef overflow
pressurised CO2
ATI sunpower 6x32w running at 60% for 9hours
aqua one poo bum return pump that needs replacing with a good Eheim unit
Tunze 6025 powerhead

ADA amazonia
4 x Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (German Blue Ram)
100-ish x Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (Red Cherry Shrimp)
2 x Otocinclus vittatus (Otocinclus)
4 x Paracheirodon axelrodi (Cardinal Tetra)
15 x Rasbora hengeli (Hengel's Rasbora)
1 x Peppermint Pleco (L-30?)

Anubias barteri 'Petite'
Blyxa japonica
Bolbitis heudelotii
Cryptocoryne (unknown variety)
Echinodorus Angustifolia var 'vesuvius'
Fissidens fontanus
Microsorum pteropus "needle leaves"
Pogostemon helferi (Downoi)
Staurogyne sp. Porto Velho
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