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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2020, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cloudy Water

Hi,

I have had a planted tank going for 2 years now. It is decently planted, 48 gallons, large Eheim filter, photo period 6 hours, 75 degrees, light EI dosing... The stock are dwarf shrimp and tetras, that is it, and I do 70% water changes weekly.

Still, my water has this white haziness, and I cannot seem to get rid of it.

Can anyone help??

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Filter floss in the top level of your canister?

70% weekly sounds like an awfully large WC.. why so much?

How many of what kind of tetras?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2020, 09:10 PM
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It's debris, bacteria, or algae. Any are possible. If its debris filter floss will solve it. If it's algae a lights out period with a blanket over the tank will cure it after like 3 or 4 days. If its bacteria it can go away on it's own, sometimes with a commercial bacteria product like Tetra Safestart, and with a UV filter after a long enough period (typically 4 to 10 days). The UV filter will also kill algae. Personally the UV filter is my favorite. You don't need to spend a lot on one. Something ugly that goes in the tank like the green killing machine will work fine. I own the green killing machine and its got TERRIBLE build quality so I can't really recommend it per se... but it does work. You just need to turn the flow down to a trickle to give the water enough exposure to the UV rays.
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Thanks everyone, I will try the filter floss first. I do not think it is algae, because I did just have the lights out for a few weeks straight. I have not thought about bacteria, I guess if the filter floss does not work I will try the UV filter
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Sounds like a bacterial bloom. Most of the time they go away on their own, assuming you have good media in your filter that has good water flow through the media and not any hard media so water goes around it.

Fastest way, if it is a bacterial bloom is build a water polisher.

Build a DIY Water Polisher here. I built this and it works great in large tanks:


Here is the pump mentioned in the video. https://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Jet-7270...gateway&sr=8-2

Then add some Acurel F.

Acurel F on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Acurel-Water-...upplies&sr=1-2

1 drop per gallon to start. Works wonders.
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