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02-19-2013, 05:09 PM #1
cloudy water - NOT a bacterial bloom
Lately, the water in my well established 30 gal tetra tank is a tiny bit cloudy. It used to be crystal clear and I can't figure out why I'm seeing this faint haze in the water all the time - this has been going on for a few months.
A month ago, I decided to give the tank a thorough cleaning to see if I could get rid of it. The end result was I killed some of my BB. :o( So the tank experienced a Bacterial bloom for about 2 weeks, then the water cleared and it was perfect. that lasted about a week and now I'm back to the faint haze.
I run 2 HOB's rated for 30 gallons each. One is an AC with bio max and sponge, the other is an Aquean with bio max and a stock filter cartridge (carbon was removed long ago).
Water perimeters are 0/0/10. I do 50 - 60% W/C weekly and a light vac when I do the W/C.
I also run a bubbler that I have buried in the substrate so it's not visible.
Any suggestions on how to get rid of this haze? Should I try a carbon insert in one of the filters?
Appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies, mystery & nerite snails
15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco, mystery & nerite snails
90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, mystery snails
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