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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all I have a 55G with two marineland penguin 350 bio wheel filters I moved from a 29 and never had a problem with cloudy water but once I I upgraded the first day the water was crystal clear the next day (today) it's cloudy as I look I can see like a cloudy mist moving through the tank, all my parameters are 100% good what could be causing this? Could it be to much outflow from filters?
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Hello all I have a 55G with two marineland penguin 350 bio wheel filters I moved from a 29 and never had a problem with cloudy water but once I I upgraded the first day the water was crystal clear the next day (today) it's cloudy as I look I can see like a cloudy mist moving through the tank, all my parameters are 100% good what could be causing this? Could it be to much outflow from filters?
is the 55 a new tank? it could be from substrate not being rinse completely. try using some fine filter floss in your filter for a while and see if it clears up

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I also wonder if it might not be from new substrate that might not have been rinsed ,or dirted tank.
I would not be inclined to clean filter's that were moved over especially the biowheel's.
Would let the filter's run as they are a couple week's before cleaning one ,and then the other one the following week.
Water changes whether there are fish or not,once or twice a week ain't gonna hurt nothing.
Number's for water parameter's are much more revealing than description's/opinion's like good,normal,great,spot on,etc.
Just sayin.
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wouldn't even think about it until 3 or so days and it's not clear. You doubled your water volume and a new tank.
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Re: cloudy mist moving through tank after swapping substrate ...
just wait the week or two (maybe three) and it should go away on its own. you can try water changes to help make it a little better or just proceed as normal and let nature take its course.
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If it's a new tank and new substrate with established filters you're probably going through a substrate haze and starting a cycle. Give it some time to settle down and you should be golden.
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Super helpful folks!
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