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  1. Question cloudy water - NOT a bacterial bloom


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    Hi
    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. Thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    The only thing I can come up with is that the bubbler is either causing micro bubbles or is stirring something up from the substrate? Try removing the air stone is see if it helps. It's going to be a process of elimination. Gotta start some where.

    A carbon cartridge certainly won't hurt anything unless it's full of carbon dust. If you go that route, make sure you rinse the dust out of the cartridge by holding it under running tap water.
    Last edited by Taurus; 02-19-2013 at 06:25 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    I have been wondering about the bubbler too.
    And thanks for the response. I appreciate it!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
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    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 
    Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 

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    I agree with the bubbler... Try putting a micron filter sock over the outflow of the filters or adding some pillow batting to the filter. Its usually good for clearing up water.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    yOU TWO ARE SO SMART. It was the bubbler. the water is now crystal clear. I'm going to dig it out of the substrate and try it ON the gravel instead of in it. See if I can maintain the clarity because I like to have a little more ripple than either of my filters provide.
    Anyway - thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    These two beat me to it! I had the same problem in my neon tank with a bubble bar buried in the substrate. Once I took it out, no more haze.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiari View Post
    These two beat me to it! I had the same problem in my neon tank with a bubble bar buried in the substrate. Once I took it out, no more haze.
    the things we learn by mistakes :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 
    Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 

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    Ha, well im glad its resolved! Its amazing how much of a sediment can build in these tanks. And to think, that stupid bubbler caused you a month of heart ache!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Ha, well im glad its resolved! Its amazing how much of a sediment can build in these tanks. And to think, that stupid bubbler caused you a month of heart ache!
    Yes - heartache but frustration! - it caused me to over clean which resulted in a BB and I ended up losing a couple fish over it. It all could have been avoided :o(
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    You've come a long way grasshoppa...........
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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