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tmnt920 07-24-2012 06:25 PM

Cloudy Water in Oscar tank
 
I have a 100 gallon oscar tank with two oscars and a pacu. For filtration I have a 55 gallon sump with a homemade wet dry filter. The filration is very good, my nitrates read almost nothing. My water is constantly cloudy, Idk if its the food....I know its not the filtration and I change a quarter of the water every week so does anyone know any solutions?....thanks

jaysee 07-24-2012 09:03 PM

What are you feeding them?

Bacon Is Good 07-24-2012 09:20 PM

Pics?

Absntmind 07-25-2012 10:00 AM

It could be many things though more information would be helpful. What color is the cloudy water? Namely is it a milky white, green, brown? Could be a bacteria bloom, substrate, something leaching into the water, food, something in the water itself from tap or from a hose used to fill the tank, etc....

tmnt920 07-25-2012 12:19 PM

Well its a milky white with a little of a green tint

tmnt920 07-25-2012 12:20 PM

I feed the hikari cichlid bio gold mainly but I mix it with sinking shrimp pellets

1077 07-25-2012 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmnt920 (Post 1169959)
I have a 100 gallon oscar tank with two oscars and a pacu. For filtration I have a 55 gallon sump with a homemade wet dry filter. The filration is very good, my nitrates read almost nothing. My water is constantly cloudy, Idk if its the food....I know its not the filtration and I change a quarter of the water every week so does anyone know any solutions?....thanks

Would try changing half the water each week ,reduce feeding to once a day ,keep filter material clean weekly, or every other week .
Might also try reducing the lighting period if water is more green than white .
Is this newer tank? did gravel or sand substrate get rinsed well ?

tmnt920 07-25-2012 09:32 PM

well I recently overhauled the tank it was gravel bottom with a canister filter....but changed it to sand bottom about two weeks ago. The homeade sump and wet dry filter keep the water clean...its just cloudy


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