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post #1 of 4 Old 01-01-2016, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Cloudy water will not go!

Ok so I have a 75 gallon brackish water aquarium. Inhabitants include a Green spotted Puffer, a Figure 8 Puffer, a knight Goby, and a Tiger Datnoid. The water temperature stays around 75-80 degrees. I have an emperor 400 biowheel filter, all updated pads and charcoal. Water chemistry is at a normal, and all tested fine. There isn't too much or too little amount of light and the tank is not located in sunlight.
My issue started when I recently moved, about two months ago. I had to start up the tank over and set it back up from scratch. I originally had gravel, and some fake decor. Filled the tank and got all the levels to a normal. Fish have always been fine. But not the water. The water never cleared. I did a few water tank changes and just recently removed the gravel and some decor with new decor and sand substrate. The water continued to cloud.
More water changes. Algone pads changed for the last two weeks. And now even clarifier being used. Still no effect. This Cloudy water is not going away. Fish are still fine water levels fine. Cloudiness will not clear! Help please. Has anyone ever seen this and how often can I use clarifier? I've had this tank for years and this has never happened.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-02-2016, 01:45 PM
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Well your tank is gorgeous. I have NEVER had a tank even remotely this size so my advice is to wait for someone who has to help you. I just wanted to share that in general I've never found that chemicals are the way to clear cloudy water. My instinct would be to leave everything alone and give it time to clear by itself. Modest water changes, perhaps you're over-doing it there and that could be affecting your tanks ability to fully cycle and clear. So my guess is that less is more in your case but I will be very interested to see what others say. Keep the faith and Happy New Year!
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-02-2016, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I was thinking that would be my only hope for now was just time. I'll keep it posted
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-17-2016, 02:05 PM
kill the lights and reduce feeding to once per week. It should clear up in a few days.

If not after a few weeks you could try a DE filter (vortex diatom xl) or a filter with a uv light.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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