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post #1 of 6 Old 06-09-2018, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Almost every time I perform a water change, the clean water changes color and turns white, almost like milk...what gives?
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-09-2018, 08:27 AM
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Usually can be due to release of microorganisms in the tap, or debris in the tank being disturbed.

Does it go away in a few hours? If not, it may be a sign of a bacterial bloom instead of organisms in tap/debris in tank.

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It does go away, but it happens every.single.time :(
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It does go away, but it happens every.single.time :(
Consider flushing out your pipework before use - let it run for 10 or so seconds - to wash out anything that may cause cloudiness.

Likewise, consider adding back the water in the tank slowly, maybe the flow rate is strong and causing sediment to become dislodged in the aquarium?

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I'll try that out, thank you so much!
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Consider flushing out your pipework before use - let it run for 10 or so seconds - to wash out anything that may cause cloudiness.

Likewise, consider adding back the water in the tank slowly, maybe the flow rate is strong and causing sediment to become dislodged in the aquarium?

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I actually like it doing that. Then I turn my HOB back on,cand it cleans out a lot of the crap (Literally) from the water. I do vacuum and all that, but it geth the nooks and crannies, from the coral I have in my tank. It hink it actually helps clean out the crap.
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