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Cloudy Water in Oscar tank
Old 07-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
 
Cloudy Water in Oscar tank

I have a 100 gallon oscar tank with two oscars and a pacu. For filtration I have a 55 gallon sump with a homemade wet dry filter. The filration is very good, my nitrates read almost nothing. My water is constantly cloudy, Idk if its the food....I know its not the filtration and I change a quarter of the water every week so does anyone know any solutions?....thanks
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
 
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What are you feeding them?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
 
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
 
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It could be many things though more information would be helpful. What color is the cloudy water? Namely is it a milky white, green, brown? Could be a bacteria bloom, substrate, something leaching into the water, food, something in the water itself from tap or from a hose used to fill the tank, etc....
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
 
Well its a milky white with a little of a green tint
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
 
I feed the hikari cichlid bio gold mainly but I mix it with sinking shrimp pellets
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
 
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I have a 100 gallon oscar tank with two oscars and a pacu. For filtration I have a 55 gallon sump with a homemade wet dry filter. The filration is very good, my nitrates read almost nothing. My water is constantly cloudy, Idk if its the food....I know its not the filtration and I change a quarter of the water every week so does anyone know any solutions?....thanks
Would try changing half the water each week ,reduce feeding to once a day ,keep filter material clean weekly, or every other week .
Might also try reducing the lighting period if water is more green than white .
Is this newer tank? did gravel or sand substrate get rinsed well ?
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
 
well I recently overhauled the tank it was gravel bottom with a canister filter....but changed it to sand bottom about two weeks ago. The homeade sump and wet dry filter keep the water clean...its just cloudy
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