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10-30-2009, 01:08 AM
my water has been a little cloudy not much but when i look close i can see little dust like particals suspended in the water. i do my regular weekly water changes anyone got any ideas why this is happining
ps the entire second basket of my xp3 is stuffed with polyfill
10-30-2009, 01:11 AM
Any idea what caused it?
Its probably a bacterial bloom.
Water changes always help.
10-30-2009, 01:17 AM
i have no idea a bacteria bloom could be an answer but my tank has been cycled for a wile. do you think it could be under filtration i have an xp3 on a 110g. i plan on getting another by christmas the latest but i thought one xp3 would hold me off
10-30-2009, 01:25 AM
How is the tank stocked?
Yes get another filter soon.They say the xp3 is rated for 160gals. but I say 75!lol I don't have any troubles with my tank and it has the xp3 and ac110.
Thats a 135 with two oscars and a pleco.
How much water are you changing and how often?
I do about 50% every 4-5 days.
10-30-2009, 01:43 AM
right now i got one adult angel, one small angel, 6 blackskirt tetras, 8 glo light tetras, 10 pepered corys, 3bn plecos. i had plans to get the other xp3 earlyer but vaca cost more than i thought lol. and i do 50% every Sunday.
ps i agree 160 is streatching the truth ALOT lol
10-30-2009, 01:47 AM
Step up your water changes.Try and do them more often until you get the other filter.Your water should clear up.
What are your perameters?
10-30-2009, 02:00 AM
nitrate 0 (lots of plants)
starting a WC now thumbs2: and i just put up a post for my stocking if you wanted to take a look
10-30-2009, 02:04 AM
I did see it! lol
I would PM Algenco and ask him about the rams!
I think more water changes will fix your water problem,do not forget dechlorinator!lol
10-30-2009, 02:07 AM
thanks as always you are a big help
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