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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Clouded tank

PT, I know that this is answered over and over in many threads, but I have a cloudy tank issue on my hands. Have had cloudy water now for about 3 weeks and it's just white and "milky".

I tried frequent water changes, up to 50%, however the cloudiness returns next day. Also, I tried using water fiber, such as accu-clear, which has worked wonders in the past, but no success with this outbreak.

Recently, I put a few rubber bands in my tank to help keep a moss structure in place. Can this by any chance be causing this milky disaster?

The tank was setup over 5 months ago and had no issues since. Everything has been well cycled. Tank is 11.4 moderately planted, fluval 30 gal HOB filter, and I run diy CO2 through paintball/glass diffuser.

Inhabitants are:
-2 neon tetras
-2 beckford pencilfish
-4 celestial pearl danios
-1 otto catfish
-4 shrimp

Has anyone had similar experience?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 06:29 PM
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What are the results of you water tests? Test your source water too.

Without knowing levels I suggest a small HOB filter with carbon and seachem purigen. Maybe hit the tank with instant cycling solution (Tetra safe start or Dr Tim's one and only).
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Is it clear after your water change for a small period? How much do you feed? Have recently changed food brands? Try removing your DIY CO2 and see if that is your problem.

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