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Old 06-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
 
Hazy Tank Water

Hey everyone!

Does anyone know what would cause hazy water? It came about after I did my usual 25% water change this weekend. The only difference this weekend was some additional maintenance including vacuuming the gravel, wiping off the algae from the sides of the tank, adding new root tabs to the gravel, trimming and replanting one of my plants, and trimming another so they were no longer covering the surface in order to give the other plant more light. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
 
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All of the maintenance you did could have contributed toward making the water cloudy with stirred up particles. Unless you replaced or thoroughly cleaned filter media, it shouldn't be a bacteria bloom. What brand of root tabs did you use ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
 
It's very common and should clear up in a day or two.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
 
I used API Root Tabs.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
 
Did it rain recently before the water change? Do you use water from your tap?
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
 
I did the maintenance on Sunday and it hasn't yet cleared.

Yes I do use tap water with Seachem Prime water conditioner; and it hasn't rained here in months.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:04 PM   #7
 
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I did the maintenance on Sunday and it hasn't yet cleared.

Yes I do use tap water with Seachem Prime water conditioner; and it hasn't rained here in months.
Huh, that is odd. One of the things that sometimes happens with source water is that the treatment plant has a flux. That can in turn lead to temp cloudy water but usually it clears up.

It's probably just a matter of stirred up fine particles from your cleaning. Maybe be a little more gentle with the gravel next time and see if it doesn't do it again.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #8
 
Kill your lights and stop feeding.

It should clear up in a few days to a week.

Then continue with less feeding and lighting and adjust to ist stays clear and things thrive.


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Old 06-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #9
 
I don't usually vacuum the gravel with the water change but it was looking dirtier than usual. It does look slightly better today than it did yesterday.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #10
 
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I don't usually vacuum the gravel with the water change but it was looking dirtier than usual. It does look slightly better today than it did yesterday.
Although killing the lights and suspending feeding will help, it seems that it will clearup all on its own.

Somethimes the best thing to do is nothing.

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