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    Default How to get these fine particles out of my tank water?


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    My tank water looks clear, but under close examination under bright light there are still lots of tiny particle floating around. I've been cleaning the glass regularly to get rid of young hair algae, and it looks like bits of young hair algae drifting around.
    For filter media I'm using 2 square foam pads from Aqua Clear in their hanging power filter (one pad in place of activated carbon bag, I have a planted tank). They don't seem to be catching these finer bits. Is there a filter media that can do this? I had one of these pads and regular filter floss in their earlier and it also couldn't get the finer particles.

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    Have you tried just simply draining your tank and refilling it?
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    When in doubt, do a water change.
    I'm pretty sure some really fine pads could do the trick. I have the same problem.
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    a higher turnover rate would help also.
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    One way is to add a 100 micron or 150 micron filter media (they sell sheets.) I cut one and put it into the base of one of the canister filters baskets. Worked great. just remember that in a few days, to remove it since these get blocked fast. After the first use, they can be readded and will last a lot longer but often, one use will do the trick for a long time after it is removed.
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    As Ive learned from here water changes are the best medicine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPoppa
    As Ive learned from here water changes are the best medicine!

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    Looks like your fish are going to be very happy fish!!!
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    I found tossing in a good handful of Marine wool works great. Let it run a day, remove and toss...
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    I use a home made filter full of polyester batting.
    I connect the narrow drinking end of a pop bottle or water bottle to the intake of a power head. I keep mine, so I use gel type super glue to keep them together. Cut the bottom off the bottle. Stuff snugly with filter material scrap or other polyester filter material.
    Stick it in the tank and turn it on.

    Live fish can't get stuck on the batting as the pull is distributed through the batting. Particulates will usually be gone by morning.

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    I got this stuff called 'polishing cloth' from fluval. It doesn't have a micron rating but I assume it it must be similar, anyways the only thing the fish shop had. Will run it over night see how it works.
    I'm kind of hoping that the polishing will also remove algae spores and help me reduce the hair algae.

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