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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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cloudy water

how do i get rid of my cloudy water in my fish tank?
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dont over feed, keep up with water changes, don't overstock
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I don't use it myself, but I hear Purigen just works wonders.
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Is it cloudy white or cloudy green? How long has it been this way? How long has the tank been set up and what are your water parameters? Lots of things can cause cloudy water and we need more info to determine what is causing it and how to fix it.
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If it is green cloudy water, run carbon or UV sterlizer.
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it is white cloudy water its been like it basically since i set it up 3 weeks ago
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- Step up your water changes.
- Use double-layered filter floss in your filter, discarded and replaced with new floss every 2 weeks.
- Use Purigen in your filter, re-charged about every 3 weeks.
- Use fine mesh pre-filters on your fiter intake tubes, rinsed very well twice a week.
- Have good water circulation in your tank - a small circulation pump, a spray bar, a power head, whatever.
- I use a UV sterilizer at times as well - this also helps improve water clarity.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 12:42 AM
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That's probably a bacteria bloom and if so it should clear up on it's own eventually. I've had it happen on newly set up tanks and I hate it! But it does goes away.
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It is a bacteria bloom. It should clear up. If not, run some carbon for a few weeks.
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