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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:13 am Post subject: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 I  have  open  top  planted  tank  and  have  noticed  a  lot  of  dust  settling  in  water,  the  water  looks  murky  as  well.  As  of  now  fishes  are  fine  however  I  don't  like  dust  particles  swimming  around.  I  use  eheim  2213  filter.
 
 Had  a  top  but  removed  due  to  the  led  fixture.  Any  ideas  to  cover  the  tank  to  avoid  dust.  Tank  hood  was  with  top  filter  affixed  hence  of  no  use  due  to  light  fixture  and  canister.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:18 am Post subject: Re: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 Post  some  pics  of  the  issue  in  hand  please.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 12:22 pm Post subject: Re: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 You  can  add  a  surface  skimmer  with  eheim  2213  filter.  It  should  solve  your  problem.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:33 pm Post subject: Re: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 I  face  the  same  issue.  Hope  surface  skimmer  will  not  be  a  problem  for  fishes.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:36 pm Post subject: Re: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 Should  not  be  a  problem  for  the  fishes.  
 Or  ...  You  can  add  some  surface  movement  by  re-directing  the  output  towards  the  top.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 3:13 pm Post subject: Re: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 ok....thanks  a  lot  Abhishek.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:15 pm Post subject: Re: Open top tank issues Reply with quote

 @menonabhishek  has  said  right.
 I  am  having  open  tank  and  have  added  extra  head  for  water  movement  on  the  surface.  It  will  keep  the  water  in  flow,  so  you  won't  see  any  dust  particles.
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