Originally Posted by Byron
I honestly can't see the difference in those two videos. I'm not at all sure what you are considering as cloudiness.
Maybe this will help to clarify what I'm talking about. Here are a couple pictures of my tank:
I wouldn't consider my tank "cloudy", but it definitely isn't crystal clear either. Here you can clearly see the roughly triangular patch of milky water right below my light, as well as my serpaes hamming it up for the camera. (the white specs in the background of the front view are actually on the wallpaper behind the tank, by the way) Again, I wouldn't consider this a cloudy tank, and I would expect it to clear up even more so as I do water changes and such, but I have never seen a tank without this happening to some degree.. until
I learned about purigen and decided to look into it. If the water were truly crystal clear, there would be no
light beams because there is absolutely nothing suspended in the water that reflects light.
I understand the difference between clean and clear, but I don't see why I shouldn't strive for both. If I was only concerned about providing a healthy habitat for fish, I would be keeping them in a much cheaper plastic bin instead of a glass aquarium. I'm going to try it, and I'll be sure to talk about any issues or concerns that might come up, and of course post before and after pictures if I see results.
In case you're curious, my water parameters are: pH 6.4, dkH between 1 and 2 (I have pretty soft water), ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate all 0. I just tested. So it's not because my tank is having cycling issues.