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Rossco
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Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)19:59    Post subject: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

My tank has been set up and running for just about six months and has had plants in it for about two. The last week the water has been cloudy and I can't seem to get it to be clear. Could someone give me some advice on what to do? Thanks in advance.
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mark 45
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Joined: 12 May 2004
Location: Venice FL

PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rossco,
It might help if you could tell us a little more about your tank.
like what size, gallon, liters ?
lighting watts and duration?
stocking levels?
are you testing the water?
if so what are the water parameters
water change schedule?
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2005.05.13(Fri)6:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you take some of the aquarium water and put it in a white plastic bowl does the water have a green tint?
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.13(Fri)7:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rossco,

Here's a fairly long thread that might shed some light on your situation and give you some more insights into the whole 'cloudy water' phenomenon.

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2286

Hope that helps
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Rossco
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)17:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a 20 gallon tank with 15 watts of lighting for 12-14 hours a day. It has 9 glowlight tetras, 2 neon blue gouramis, 1 swordtail, 2 SAE's and 1 otto. The pH is 8, GH 7 and KH 8. I do 15% water changes weekly.

The water does not turn green.

And I'm just reading the link now, so hopefully it will give me some tips.

Thanks for the help.
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