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post #21 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Tap and I know ur gonna say that's the reason but where am I supposed to 55 gallons of purified water
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post #22 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 08:43 AM
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I was going to suggest that yes if you are using just straight tap water then it could easily be that..

I was also going to ask if you mixed in hot water when doing the water changes as well. I had one of my freshwater tanks cloud up once with running too much hot water in my python during a change. I really do not think and algae bloom would happen that fast.

It turns out it was a calcate deposits coming from the heating elements inside the hot water tank, over about 4 days it settled.

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post #23 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 09:37 AM
I used tap water a while ago, for years, and never had any issues with cloudyness, so I really don't think thats it. Only other thing would be a Calcium precip. WHats your Calcium, Magnesium readings?
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post #24 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 10:16 AM
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Not sure it's the sand I turned off flow for almost a day with only a air pump breaking the surface with no prevail ,it's starting to tuen green so I'm thinking it's algae bloom,but I don't want to waste 50 bucks if it's the wrong solution I've never heard of adding sugar or vodka so a little research is in order thanks for the tip...also is that jeffnsa as in Jeff in San Antonio?


Yes, i moved out of San Antonio a year or two ago into Floresville but I'm close enough to it.

Good call on calcium precipatation. I also wonder if the anenome is causing it .
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post #25 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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how could the anemone cause it. as for cal and mag i dont have test kits for that ,just the basic .also heres an updated pic ...im thinking its for sure algae bloom now
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I used tap water a while ago, for years, and never had any issues with cloudyness, so I really don't think thats it. Only other thing would be a Calcium precip. WHats your Calcium, Magnesium readings?
yea my freind from the LFS is a badass dude when it comes to marine knowledge told me san antonio has the best tap water for fish.only he left so i cant ask about this problem i have now also do u think my fish are in any danger?

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post #27 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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As for hot water is was a bit warm as it was from my tub but was cool before Adding it and when I top off water it's cold only with a water change il warm it to reduce shock to my horses

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post #28 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 07:16 PM
WOW. Picture worth a thousand words. WOW. I'd start with water changes every 3 days for now, to get that mess outta there. Lets see what happens from there. I'd definately get a CA and MAG test going there. Gotta find out what we are looking at. Right now, I don't think your fish are in any danger. Whats your ALK DH read?
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WOW. Picture worth a thousand words. WOW. I'd start with water changes every 3 days for now, to get that mess outta there. Lets see what happens from there. I'd definately get a CA and MAG test going there. Gotta find out what we are looking at. Right now, I don't think your fish are in any danger. Whats your ALK DH read?
Alk is the only thing outa whack but thats been since day one and it's a little high is what I mean. I went ahead and bought the sterilizer 24 watt let's see what happens

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post #30 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 10:06 AM
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if i was going to use tap which i personally wouldnt and would use RO/DI ( even fish only to prevent algae ) i would use cold tap water. this takes longer and more energy to re-heat but more minerals will come in hot water. youll have to wait atleast 24 hours to pre-mix your salt with and powerhead in the water anyways so it gives plenty of time to add a heater to get your pre-mixed water matching the display tanks temp before doing a water change.
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