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Cloudy water

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I'm just about fed up with my tank. I just got a rena xp3, and its filtering out impurites and cleaning good, but my tank is just pure milky cloudy. I did a water change Sunday (dosing rex grigg combo pack ferts), and it's got worse today. I don't know what to do but it's bothering me. I'm about ready to rip the tank from the stand and put it in the dumpster. I'll get a picture in the minute, but how the hell can I clear it up? Seriously.. I've quit feeding the fish for about 2 days (even though they eat what I put in there and I put no more), changed the water, cleaned the xp3.. don't know what else to do. I don't have any dead fish in there either.. Picture to come in a few..
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When you post the pictures you should also include some more information about your tank parameters as well as what kind of livestock and plants are in the tank. People will need more information to be able to give you constructive answers.
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I can't get a good picture of it, it looks green in pictures or dark. Sorry..
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https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/wa...udy-water.html Looks about like this fellas.

No test kit or I'd post it. I don't know what most of the plants are. I think its a bacterial bloom, I'll just let it do whatever for a week and if its still cloudy then I'm going buy a uv steralizer after I get a pressurized c02 system and see it will work. Thanks anyway, but if anyone has suggestions let me know.
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All I can say is just do water changes and clean filter media, untill the cloudy water goes away!!!
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Is the tank newly set up? Or did you simply switch filters? Either way, it's likely a bacterial bloom, as the tank is probably cycling. Have you tried putting some of the water in a white cup to see if it is actually green water instead of just cloudy?

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No, its been running since mid-November. I just bought the rena xp3 hoping to get rid of the hang on back filters but I have to use my penguin 200 until I get pressurized c02 and build a reactor, so its there to stay for probaly another month. I don't have any white cups unfortunatly lol. I'm going to petsmart Wensday, so I'll buy (pricematch ) a bunch of filter pads and stuff and I'll pick up 2-3 bags of filter floss and stuff my penguin 200 filter with it and change what's in the xp3. Maybe then it'll go away..
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Well, if it is a bacterial bloom, it'll just go away on its own eventually. I know it's an eyesore (from personal experience), but just keep up with routine maintenance and it should be fine

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