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    So my 180g always has a slight cloudiness to it, but nothing to serious. Last week though I was a way for 5 days and my roommate “took care of the tank”. When I arrived back 1. The light was on, the glass was full of green algae and the water was extremely cloudy( not green water though). He advised me the light was on for 5 days straight. 2. I feed my 180 strictly frozen blood worms. Usually I feed slightly more then one cube twice a day. My roommate told me he feed 3 cubes 1x a day.

    I did 3- 45-50 gallon water changes last week and added Seachems Clarity twice. The water did clear up a little,but the water is still plenty cloudy. Tested the ammonia today and it’s 0. I thing I’ll clean my filter next and see what happens.
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    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
    1- 6 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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    What filter are you using? I run 3 aquaclear 110's on my 220, ran 2 on the 125, never had cloudy water. I only ever use 2 sponges in each filter for bio and mechanical filtration.

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    PenPlex Cascade 1500 canister filter.
    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
    1- 6 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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    What's your full water parameters??

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    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    180 Gallon:
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    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
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    I suspect the cloudiness is due to the stingrays stirring up the sand. Your canister is only rated to turn over the water volume of the tank 2x/hour. Keep in mind, that rating is with an empty canister, not including filter media. More filtration would help, but the stingrays are going to outgrow the tank fairly quickly in any case, as will the TSN catfish.

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    Yes the Stingrays do stir up the sand, but this is the first time its this Cloudy. Lets see what the tank looks like tomorrow morning. I cleaned the filter and added Seachems Clarity today. Im upgrading to a 300g wide in October. 6L x 27HX 3W

    Do you think a aquaclear 110 on the other side of the tank would help out?
    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
    1- 6 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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    I did make a post last year when I bought my tank that I though I had to little filtration, but it was said that even though it’s only rated for ..... the filter has 5 baskets of media so it would work pretty good for a 180g by it self.
    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
    1- 6 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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    After using clarity, you'll more likely need to clean the canister again since it will cause all the things to clump up.

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    May want to consider switching up your choice of food for the stingray. Bloodworms should really be used as an occasional treat, not the staple diet. They're rich in protein but lack a lot of other essential minerals and vitamins. The cloudy liquid they are frozen in isn't really helping your tank situation, either. The fish obviously don't eat the liquid the worms are stored in so all that crud just contributes to your waste problem. You're essentially feeding nothing but the junk food of the aquarium world. I may be wrong but I'm guessing your nitrates are really high since you didn't want to list them when Mac asked what all your parameters are.

    Mix some cleaner healthier foods in there and see if that helps your cloudy water issue. Frozen tilapia, market shrimp, earthworms, and scallops are common foods that can be found at places like Walmart or other convenient grocery stores and are easy to prepare. If you chose bloodworms simply for their convenience of tossing in a cube, you can take five mins to prep the healthier stuff. Simply dice up the meats, put them in a freezer bag, and then toss the whole thing into your freezer.

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