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My name is Michael i have read these boards for quite some time but seldom have posted. I have been working on my 60 gal long since about december of this year and im happy to say my set up is almost complete.

I am very happy with everything except the fact that i can not get my water to be that crystal clear color it was the first few months i had it. I am thinking of getting a UV filter but im not sure if its the algae that is causing the not so perfect water color.

Some specs:

Fish: about 25 different peacocks and a few troph's as well.

Size: 60 gal long

Filtration: 2 aquaclear 110, both with double foam. 1 XP3 filled only with 2 trays of ceramic rings and 1 tray of seachem matrix (i did this so i have to service the xp3 less and i get better flow rates with no pads inside). I know this is a lot of filtration but i have an overstocked tank and plan to get some more fish as well.

Water care: 10 drained and replaced every 5-7 days.

Food: Hikari pellets, new life spectrum pellets, and spirulina flake twice per day. Once a week i do either blood worms, or a frozen mysis shrimp spirulina mix.

Is a UV filter the answer?
 

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Your aquarium is way overstocked. 10% water changes should be bumped up to 40-50% with a stock that high. Tropheus are herbivores and peacocks are carnivores. Your diet (bloodworms/mysis shrimp) will eventually lead to digestive issues for the tropheus and will more than likely result in their losses.

Not to be a downer, but you have some serious issues to work out in your tank before you can think about water clarity.
 

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