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Old 02-10-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
 
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white cloudiness

i cant seem to get rid of this cloudiness at first i thought it was copepod larva, but i dont know anymore.ive already changed the water (20% at a time). the fish are fine and my skimmer wont get it.heres a couple pics
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
 
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how long has this tank been running for? are you using RO/DI water? running carbon? is your powerhead blowing sand?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
 
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The tank I wanna say has been up since oct,but it was an upgrade so I had cured live rock to aid the cycle. setup with cured tap water.i dont think its the water type cause my seahorse tank is crystal clear.I am running carbon through a biofilter and no the sand is not bothered by the powerhead. At the risk of sounding foolish, could it be that I rinse my carbon rather than replace it?

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
 
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i dont know if its the carbon, but personally i would replace it rather rinse it.

if you have a sump i would try using a filter sock and see what that does. make sure it gets cleaned every couple days.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
 
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No sump but is a filter sock anything like those super microfiber sheets cause I added one to my biofilter
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
 
Ok, I don't see enough Rock for one, and not enough flow for 2. You can't rinse out the carbon, once its full it will leach back into the water column. 2 Powerheads would be great, one in each corner blowing at each other, slightly across the top, to break the surface up some, better gas exchange.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:36 AM   #7
 
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I have one submersible pump as a powerhead ,and I will get new. Carbon ASAP but I don't have a lot of cash to dish out after my seahorse tank so additional current will have to wait
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I have one submersible pump as a powerhead ,and I will get new. Carbon ASAP but I don't have a lot of cash to dish out after my seahorse tank so additional current will have to wait
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #9
 
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ok i replaced all three parts of my filter this morning,carbon, sponge and pellets .its 6:30 and ive yet to see a change, also i do have a water fall from the biofilter making more flow(prob to cloudy to see)which would make for both corners, and there was more rock but i had to put some in my new tank.how long should this take to clear....or am i looking at a bigger problem?
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ok i replaced all three parts of my filter this morning,carbon, sponge and pellets .its 6:30 and ive yet to see a change, also i do have a water fall from the biofilter making more flow(prob to cloudy to see)which would make for both corners, and there was more rock but i had to put some in my new tank.how long should this take to clear....or am i looking at a bigger problem?
Filters are not considered flow in a tank, they usually just break the surface when returning water. If you had the correct rock and flow, it would only take a 24hr period. Even without a whole lot of flow, I've never seen a tank take more than a week to clear up by itself.
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