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Old 02-12-2004, 12:42 AM   #1
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I ask this because I recently set up a planted tank and have had serious problems with the water being cloudy. I have done two 75% water changes to no avail. I believe the cause is that I later unknowingly added gravel that contained fertilizer.

I have the choice of using coagulents, or simply taking out the plants, removing fert, and replant.

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:12 AM   #2
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What gravel did you add? And what fertilizers do you think it contains?
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hmmm, I have never heard of gravel that contains fertilizer. Are you sure it isnt just new tank syndrome, by this I mean a bacterial bloom or the onset of green water ?
Is there a big bio-load in it ?
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:31 AM   #4
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no no, I added the fert to the gravel myself. Its an iron powder from JBL called Florapol. I forgot that some of the spare gravel I had contained fert, and so whe nI put it in, it clouded immediately.

Is it possible to just use root tabs?
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I think so.

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sounds like a possible green water water in it's beginnings doesn't look green. it's cloudy looking....
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