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Old 12/24/2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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Question Cloudy tank water

For some reason my tank water has is cloudy. I don't why. Any subjection anyone


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Old 12/24/2017, 09:46 PM   #2
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White cloudy? Probably bacteria bloom. Do big water changes to get nutrients down. Also I would suggest a UV sterilizer


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Old 12/24/2017, 10:10 PM   #3
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White cloudy? Probably bacteria bloom. Do big water changes to get nutrients down. Also I would suggest a UV sterilizer
I add a blue spot goby and I'm wondering because it's moving the sand if that's why


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Old 12/25/2017, 12:40 AM   #4
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Depends on what sand. Marco sand can cloud up a tank if stirred enough.

To much baking soda or other two part solutions can as well.

Also bacterial bloom in a new tank, I have never had it though.


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Old 12/25/2017, 09:02 AM   #5
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Check if the blurriness is due to: 1 - micro bubbles 2 - small particles of sand from goby 3 - diatom bloom.

Are you dosing carbon in the form of vinegar, vodka, nopox, etc?

I had a white haze from a distance and just never could get that crystal clear water until I installed a UV sterilizer. I suspect it was a bunch of free floating bacteria. Also my xenia have faded fast and died since adding the uv les than a month ago. That doesnt upset me. Nothing else has been affected and the water is amazingly clear.


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Old 12/25/2017, 11:53 AM   #6
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I agree that bacterial blooms, stirred up sand, and small bubbles are all possibilities. My first guess would be the goby. I'd wait a few days, and see whether the tank clears up. Are all the animals okay? Most often, this type of event doesn't cause any problems.


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Old 12/27/2017, 01:01 PM   #7
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Can you give more information on your maintenance schedule and other things to figure out


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Old 12/27/2017, 03:15 PM   #8
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If it the goby stirring up the sand, most likely, you will see the sand settling out on the rock.


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