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Problem with slight cloudiness in water

Postby PlantFishMan » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:12 pm

75g AC tank mostly Malawi juvies. Eheim pro3 electronic and Aquatop cf500V for filtration, with an internal mini nitrate reactor from innovative-marine with bio-pearls. Nitrate b4 20% PWC ~15ppm. After ~10ppm. Changed filter pads in Eheim and even added AcurelF to help clarify the water, plus cleaned glass too. After 24 hrs. there is still a slight haze to the water, can't figure it out. Any suggestions? TIA
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Re: Problem with slight cloudiness in water

Postby DJRansome » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:38 pm

If it's not your substrate then a bacteria bloom. What is your ammonia reading?

Hard to be sure when you add chemicals though.
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Re: Problem with slight cloudiness in water

Postby PlantFishMan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:09 am

Ammonia is 0ppm. My substrate is 4" of Carib Sea EcoComplete AC sand. Tanks been up & running for almost 3 months now and water has always been very clear. When I installed Nitrate reactor about a month ago using Dr. tim's bio-pearls the instructions said you might get a bacterial bloom for a few days, which I got, but cleared up on the 4th day. Basically I was doing a 15-20% PWC every 4 days but once nitrate reactor got up 2 speed I started PWC 1x /week. Have done that schedule 2x now. The cloudiness started last Thursday so Friday night ( 1 week since last PWC) did a 20%PWC and Sat. it cleared up about 80% but there is still a slight haze. Checked nitrates again around 11pm Monday night, reading was ~10ppm. Can't figure out why this suddenly started. All thru this fish appear ok.
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Re: Problem with slight cloudiness in water

Postby DJRansome » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:02 pm

I'd say you got this twice.
When I installed Nitrate reactor about a month ago using Dr. tim's bio-pearls the instructions said you might get a bacterial bloom for a few days,


Maybe contact Dr. Tim for next steps? I use "Contact Us" a lot with manufacturers with good results.
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Re: Problem with slight cloudiness in water

Postby PlantFishMan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:56 pm

Will give them a try. Thanks
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