New Rena XP3, poor water quality 24 hours later
Hey guys and gals,
I just swapped out my Fluval 304 for an XP3 on a 75g, fully stocked, lightly-moderately planted tank last night.
The output/flow in the tank is 10x better now; there's actually a lot more than I want or need until my plants grow in. I installed the valve and cut the output tonight as I felt even with the spray bar, there was too much flow.
The new filter has been installed for 24 hours and for some reason the tank is now cloudy... It was crystal clear before swapping out the filters. I used the bio max and prefilter from the old filter, used new floss in the top tray and the bottom has thier sponges in it. I opened the filter and filled the top tray with more floss to see if that would help. The floss in my Fluval used to get pretty dirty quick.... this floss was only in 24 hours, but it looked like I just put it in.
Any thoughts? Flow looks good, trays look to be seated properly, etc... It looks like it did when I first filled the tank and had 160 lbs of new EC in it and the water was murky/dirty for the first 24 hours... but even then, it was crystal clear 24 hours.
With the flow being increased a lot, I could see some extra detritus being stirred up, but not enough to make the water cloudy.
Thanks for your help