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Old 02-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #11
 
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I actually think a filter upgrade is really needed. 150gph isn't enough for a 29g.

How long have you kept the carbon there? As long as you have filter media that can absorb finer particles, it'll work but extremely used up activated carbon will easily reverse the purpose of your filtration if it starts leaking out the particles it absorbed beforehand.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:05 AM   #12
 
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Thanks for all the advice!!

As far as the age of the current carbon, Lupin, it is pushing 4 weeks now.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:46 PM   #13
 
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Update:
I put in some algae remover stuff by tetra that is suppose to work in about three days, and a day into it I am seeing some clearing up. Going to give it until Tuesday, then I will do a 50% water change, and re-treat if needed. But it does seem to be an algae bloom.

Thanks again for all the suggestions and assistance everyone, it is greatly appreciated, as always.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #14
 
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Oh god...I wish you didn't use those damn algaecides. They can wreak havoc to your water parameters. Dead algae cause increased ammonia and reduce oxygen level. You were better off with blackout method, less lighting and more water changes.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #15
 
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Oh god...I wish you didn't use those damn algaecides. They can wreak havoc to your water parameters. Dead algae cause increased ammonia and reduce oxygen level. You were better off with blackout method, less lighting and more water changes.

I know that can do harm, but I have continually watched my parameters, and they have remained stable.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #16
 
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i wouldnt use any clearifers just add carbon to the filter and let it clear on its own
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:35 PM   #17
 
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i wouldnt use any clearifers just add carbon to the filter and let it clear on its own
There has been carbon in my filter, and it just wasnt clearing it. :( Hopefully after a 50% water change tomorrow it will improve more than it has.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #18
 
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it will just be patient i would get a bigger filter is anything in the tank new , like orniments?
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:42 PM   #19
 
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it will just be patient i would get a bigger filter is anything in the tank new , like orniments?
No new orniments. I added a few live plants, but that was after the cloudiness.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:46 PM   #20
 
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just wait it out i know its hard but just chill it will clear up dont add anything to your tank except PRIME no other chemicals good luck bro..
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