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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-13-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Clouding Aquasoil and Purigen?

I have been running an 50 gallon tank with aquasoil amazonia for a week now and the water is still hazy despite my daily water changes and slow refills.

I have some purigen in the filter already and am considering adding some more, but if you guys have any advice or experience regarding aquasoil, it would be much appreciated.
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Purigen is a form of chemical filtration meant to remove organics like tannins from the water.

To get rid of the dust water changes are really your best bet along with good mechanical filtration with some form of polishing pad (like the white polystyrene floss).

If you really get impatient and want to try something else you can try using a product like clarity which is a flocculating agent. It will make it easier for your filter to capture particulates, but this will at least initially make your water look even cloudier.

A more simply thing you might try is actually ensure your filter/wavemaker/powerhead is not running and give the particulate a chance to settle.

Anyway just my two cents, I have not personally used ADA aquasoil myself but I use fluorite which is also notoriously dusty.
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Purigen is a form of chemical filtration meant to remove organics like tannins from the water.



To get rid of the dust water changes are really your best bet along with good mechanical filtration with some form of polishing pad (like the white polystyrene floss).



If you really get impatient and want to try something else you can try using a product like clarity which is a flocculating agent. It will make it easier for your filter to capture particulates, but this will at least initially make your water look even cloudier.



A more simply thing you might try is actually ensure your filter/wavemaker/powerhead is not running and give the particulate a chance to settle.



Anyway just my two cents, I have not personally used ADA aquasoil myself but I use fluorite which is also notoriously dusty.


Thanks for the input!

I am trying to figure out if the water is cloudy from dust particles or from tannins. The water does have a slight tea color but it also seems slightly opaque.


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