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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:32 pm

so latley my 55 gallon as been getting cloudy faster then normal and im not looking it what could i do to help keep it stay clear for longer?
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Post by Aura on Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:50 pm

Can you provide a bit more information about it? Did you increase stocking levels? Or change anything else from what you ordinarily do?
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Post by Micheal on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:53 pm

Change filters, add new lights or have young fish growing up?
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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:22 pm

filters are the same no stock increase well i guess there there is a new little fry growing up but that cant mess up the whole tank? no new lights nothing else has changed could it be my fish are getting bigger?

would one of them submersible uv sterilizers do it?
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Post by Micheal on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:34 pm

What filters do you have on the tanks? You might need to increase area for bioload if its a white cloudiness. If its greenish in color you need to run your lights less.
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Re: My 55

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:36 pm

i have a Penguin BIO-Wheel Power 350 and a Bio System Power Filter & Oxy Surface Skimmer 75 i have sponges in the the Bio System Power Filter & Oxy Surface Skimmer and in the 350 i have charcoal
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Post by Micheal on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:46 pm

I know the answer but I'll ask anyway, have you tested your numbers.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:11 pm

no i have never tested them in that tank the only tank well i dont even test it any more was my 45 ventalis tanks and that was because they are wild caught and all
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Post by Aura on Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:02 pm

Hmm, that's a tough one. If nothing has changed, it doesn't make sense that the water would start clouding up on you.

What percentage of water do you change and how often? I'd go ahead and test it to make sure the readings haven't slowly crept up on you over time.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:26 pm

i usually crank out about 25 gallons 3 times a month some times jsut 2 times but i dont get why its cloudy kinda making me mad cause its the show tank and in the living room and who wants to look at a cloudy tank i was thinking should i put bigger sponges in the other filter? not the 350 and well what else could i do? jeff any diy cures of yours?
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:49 pm

did a huge water change moved some of the rocks the bigger ones to get whats under them and all so we will see what happens
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Post by Aura on Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:28 pm

I hope that works for you. Keep us posted.
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Re: My 55

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:11 pm

vid i took last night to keep track


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Post by theswede on Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:11 pm

Nice video! Very Happy
Alot of good looking malawis in that tank.Rock work look a little dangerous.
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Re: My 55

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:13 pm

yea i know it took me so long to get it all steady was getting a little mad
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Post by theswede on Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:35 pm

Has the cloudiness of the water disappeared ?
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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:45 pm

yea it isnt cloudy still so i guess all is better
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Re: My 55

Post by cichlidman on Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:06 am

Temper..

It does take time.
Well worth it when finished.

I get frustrated myself at times with the tanks.

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Re: My 55

Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:40 am

yea just waiting and waiting
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