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Why do most CRS breeding tanks have milky/cloudy waters?

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After seen more than enough videos, pictures and in person, this makes me wonder. Like in this shrimp farm video: http://en.aquanet.tv/Video/215-the-s...n-new-variants and many others I have seen in person.

The tanks with the most beautiful looking CRS combinations I have seen are in cloudy/milky like waters. That is so odd! I was told "clean" water parameters is key. Could it been the breeding solutions added to the water, certain chemicals to induce breeding, etc?

The tanks my bf and I have are in crystal clear waters (0 ammonia, 0 nitrate, 0 nitrite) thanks to bi-weekly water changes, lots of plants, and purigen. We are just afraid if our water is constantly this clear, our CRS won't breed :frown:
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I personally don't believe the water is milky or cloudy. I believe the sides of the tanks have algae, etc on them. I have several new tanks set up below some "seasoned" tanks. The older tanks have a similar appearance of those in your video...the new tanks look cleaner because the glass is spotless.
 
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