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post #11 of 22 Old 11-14-2009, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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i was feeding flakes and pellets but now im feedin frozen blood worms and only enough pellets for the oscars to finish( i feed them by hand) i just cant seem to get that crystal blue water like the smaller tank has...i recently added chemipure to the xp4..I still use carbon despite the ongoing debate lol well if it was easy everyone would do it! lol
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post #12 of 22 Old 11-14-2009, 07:52 PM
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Blood worms are awesome foods for them!

I still don't get that with your water, specially cause its not your tap water being naturally cloudy (otherwise your other tanks would look crappy too).

Do you have the same gravel in that tank then the small crystal clear one? Maybe the gravel is giving off something to make it cloudy (like adding limestone in your tank you'd have the same issue).

It ain't your fish nor the food nor the source water, so its GOT TO be something decor wise or gravel that differs from the other tank.

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post #13 of 22 Old 11-14-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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i was thinking that it may be all the water movement is stirring up debris..i do have alot of movement due to the 3 large filters...i have 2 spraybars ( eheims)... and a regular nozzle (on the xp 4).. the reg nozzle is set up to flow through the bubbles so it dispurses them... her e is a longshot, could it be the lighting? i just have standard fluerescent that came w the tank...
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post #14 of 22 Old 11-14-2009, 09:54 PM
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Well I'd defiantly try remove 2 of these 3 filters and see what happens cause that's filtration overkill.

If the lights were involved that would mean its some kinda bacteria, that I honestly don't think, BUT yu never know and the only way to figure that part out if take a water sample under a microscope and I donno bout you but I don't have one at hand at home

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post #15 of 22 Old 11-15-2009, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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i really don think im overstocked but on another forum i was told that my setup is cruel and the minimum i should have for two oscars is 200 plus. they have plenty of room and are behaving perfectly... i still have no idea why its cloudy..its 90 percent clear but thats not enough lol
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post #16 of 22 Old 11-15-2009, 09:06 AM
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For the long run, I'd have to agree with this other forum. The reason they've told you 75g is not enough for 2 oscars is because they'll grow to be some 16" and then once mature they WILL be too big for your tank.

But that still doesn't justify 3 filters, that's overkill. And to hook up more filters to make up for non existing tank tanks for your species does not work like that

Can you PLEASE take a picture for me of this tank/ its cloudiness, its driving me bananas. It has to be something that's stirred up with your gravel & all these filters running.

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post #17 of 22 Old 11-16-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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today i cleaned the gravel and did a good size weekly water change. if you think its driving you crazy...try being me! akk my tanks are crystal blue except the main tank. im gonna try to upload a picture or two tonight. i jut dont get how the filters can be causing problems... and right now my two oscars are in a 90 gallon..
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post #18 of 22 Old 11-16-2009, 07:01 PM
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Was there a TON of debris etc coming out while vacuuming? I mean something far more then any other tank to explain your cloudiness?
And I know we talked about this before but are you 150% sure no one messed with you and dumped lord knows what into the tank?

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post #19 of 22 Old 11-16-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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i got a good bit of debris out when i did gravel..nothing out of the ordinary though..
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post #20 of 22 Old 11-16-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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the 90 gallon is only temporary when they are bigger they go into a 280 that i have in storage..
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