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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:44 pm Post subject: Re: How to get Crystal Clear Water?? Reply with quote

 Ya  let  Experts  to  have  a  go  on  this.
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 Are  you  decholrinator  with  your  tap  water.
 The  chlorine  in  your  water  might  be  causing  bacterial  bloom  in  your  tank.
 It  would  kill  all  bacteria.
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 Is  there  any  dead  fish  in  your  tank?  extra  food  settled  down  on  he  soil?  is  there  enough  soil  for  the  roots  to  get  covered?  Post  a  pciture  with  a  gloom.  Your  NEW  filter  has  not  yet  settled  IMO-  it  will  take  quite  some  time  for  ehiem  filter  to  settle-about  6  to  8  weeks  (I  have  read  it  on  one  thread  here).  Use  old  stored  water  for  a  while.
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 Filter  Floss  will  help.  It  catches  fine  particles  too.  
 
 I  have  Seachems  Regular  Flourite  in  my  tank.  When  I  first  started  with  a  planted  tank  my  water  was  a  bit  cloudy.
 
 Seachem  has  a  product  called  Clarity  which  they  recommended  using  along  with  Flourite  but  I  never  did  and  just  used  Filter  Floss  and  within  a  couple  of  hours  the  water  gets  clear.  After  24  hours  it  gets  as  clean  as  bottled  Bisleri  water.
 
 In  my  Powerhead  filter  I  have  two  filters.  One  is  the  regular  sponge  that  comes  along  with  the  filter  and  the  filter  floss  is  wrapped  around  the  sponge.  When  I  clean  the  filters  I  clean  only  one  of  them  at  a  time  to  ensure  the  older  one  still  has  good  bacteria  media.  Clean  the  sponge  /  filter  floss  using  only  aquarium  water  and  NEVER  use  tap/fresh  water.
 
 Some  filters  also  come  with  Carbon.  Carbon  also  makes  water  crystal  clear.  garothmaan  has  experimented  with  carbon  and  can  give  you  some  advice
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Filter  Floss  will  help.  It  catches  fine  particles  too.  
 
 Some  filters  also  come  with  Carbon.  Carbon  also  makes  water  crystal  clear.  garothmaan  has  experimented  with  carbon  and  can  give  you  some  advice                

 
 Please  Dont  use  active  carbon  yet,  when  you  already  have  ehiem.  
 
 But  for  just  information  and  sharing  knowledge  .......
 
 Thanks  Pio,  Yes  active  carbon  as  media  in  filters,  clears  water  in  just  less  than  20  mins.
 
 I  have  tested  it.  Only  fact  now  remains  in  that  experiment  is  the  exact  property  values  in  DATA.  
 
 I  will  get  it  tested  in  a  lab  once  I  finish  my  large  cannister  filter  project.  I  have  tested  this  water   Chuckle   I  actualy  drank  it  ROFL
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:05 pm Post subject: Re: How to get Crystal Clear Water?? Reply with quote

                                                   
sandeepraghuvanshi  wrote  (View  Post):                
Are  you  decholrinator  with  your  tap  water.
 The  chlorine  in  your  water  might  be  causing  bacterial  bloom  in  your  tank.
 It  would  kill  all  bacteria.                

 
 Sandeep,
 
 I  just  keep  the  water  for  3-4  days  and  i  am  not  using  any  dechorinator.
 
 Is  my  bacteria  getting  killed  by  this  water??
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:08 pm Post subject: Re: How to get Crystal Clear Water?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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Is  there  any  dead  fish  in  your  tank?  extra  food  settled  down  on  he  soil?  is  there  enough  soil  for  the  roots  to  get  covered?  Post  a  pciture  with  a  gloom.  Your  NEW  filter  has  not  yet  settled  IMO-  it  will  take  quite  some  time  for  ehiem  filter  to  settle-about  6  to  8  weeks  (I  have  read  it  on  one  thread  here).  Use  old  stored  water  for  a  while.                

 
 No  fish  dead  left  in  the  bottom  and  soil  is  thick  enough,  It  is  been  3  days  now  and  the  water  is  cleared,  ill  post  the  picture  in  the  next  water  change.
 
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Filter  Floss  will  help.  It  catches  fine  particles  too.  
 
 Some  filters  also  come  with  Carbon.  Carbon  also  makes  water  crystal  clear.  garothmaan  has  experimented  with  carbon  and  can  give  you  some  advice                

 
 Please  Dont  use  active  carbon  yet,  when  you  already  have  ehiem.  
 
 But  for  just  information  and  sharing  knowledge  .......
 
 Thanks  Pio,  Yes  active  carbon  as  media  in  filters,  clears  water  in  just  less  than  20  mins.
 
 I  have  tested  it.  Only  fact  now  remains  in  that  experiment  is  the  exact  property  values  in  DATA.  
 
 I  will  get  it  tested  in  a  lab  once  I  finish  my  large  cannister  filter  project.  I  have  tested  this  water   Chuckle   I  actualy  drank  it  ROFL                

 
 No  i  am  not  going  to  use  carbon  as  of   now.
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 In  my  opinion  if  the  substrate  is  getting  disturbed  during  water  change  it  should  get  settled  during  the  day,  it  should  not  continue  for  3-4  days.
 In  planted  tank  it  settles  even  faster.
 Only  bacterial  blooms  last  that  much,  and  if  they  are  occurring  every  time  you  change  your  water,  then  there  is  something  that  is  killing  bacteria  in  your  tank.
 Or  something  is  reacting  in  your  tank  with  the  water.
 BTW  isn't  2217  underpowered  for  a  tank  of  this  size.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:36 pm Post subject: Re: How to get Crystal Clear Water?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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 I  dont  think  any  of  the  plants  require  bacteria  for  their  growth.                  

 
 Plants  do  require  bacteria  and  fungi.  Plant  root  and  leaf  region  have  loads  of  them.  In  the  complete  absence  of  Microbes,  90%  of  terrestrial  plants  cannot  survive  however  well  developed  their  root  system  is.  Eg.  VAM  and  AM  fungi  are  required  for  assimilation  of  Phosphate  by  plants.  Plants  as  such  cannot  take  Phosphate  into  its  system  like  it  takes  water.  
 
 But  I  really  don't  know  If  this  is  the  reason  for  a  strict  NO  NO  to  UV  in  planted  tank
 
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 Tap  water  =  Metro  water  or  Sump  water  supplied  by  lorry?
 
 2  days  is  the  time  taken  for  metro  water/Sump  water  to  clear  up  totally.  Both  will  have  micro  dust  in  them
 
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 Only  on  water  change  cloudy  ness  happen,  then  watch  out  for  the  base  getting  disturbed  by  the  new  water's  flow  or  some  thing  like  that.
 
 bacteria  boom  will  be  the  least  probable  for  the  whiteness  after  water  change.


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In  my  opinion  if  the  substrate  is  getting  disturbed  during  water  change  it  should  get  settled  during  the  day,  it  should  not  continue  for  3-4  days.
 In  planted  tank  it  settles  even  faster.
 Only  bacterial  blooms  last  that  much,  and  if  they  are  occurring  every  time  you  change  your  water,  then  there  is  something  that  is  killing  bacteria  in  your  tank.
 Or  something  is  reacting  in  your  tank  with  the  water.
 BTW  isn't  2217  underpowered  for  a  tank  of  this  size.                

 
 Sandeep-
 
 But  i  don't  think  that  the  substrate  is  getting  disturbed.   Is  this  happening  when  i  use  the  water  which  is  stored  for  3-4  days.???  What  do  you  think?  After  your  suggestion  i  went  to  my  water  tank(used  for  storing  water  only  for  my  tank)  and  came  to  know  that  that  water  is  having  a  smoky  effect   from  there  itself  Crying or Very sad   Crying or Very sad  .  
 
 So  i  think  that  the  problem  lies  with  the  water  from  the  tank.
 
 What  will  i  do  now  friends????
 
 Regarding  2217  it  is  not  underpowered  as  it  is  1000l/hr  and  my  tank  is  only  approximately  180L,  which  make  this  a  5  time  circulation.
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 Thanks  to  all  of  you  who  helped  me.  
 
 Got  the  root  cause.  It  is  from  the  stored  Tank  water  itself  the  smoke  effect  is  happening  which  i  use  here.  
 
 Identified  the  problem  now  need  the  solution  for  this.
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 Don't  you  think  you  should  have  checked  it  out  first.  Very Happy  
 Simple  solution,  get  clean  water
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 No  cant  clean  the  water.  Tap  water  is  cloudy  I  cant  find  a  solution  for  this.
 I  cleaned  the  tank  a  added  freshwater  and  this  water  have  the  smoky  effect.
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