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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:41 pm Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 Just  run  a  check  on  your  water  supply.  Did  you  find  any  change  by  BMC  ?
 
 Follow  Abhis9  instructions
 If  the  water  is  greenish  then  its  green  algae  water.
 The  idea  is  to  shock  the  algae  by  doing  a  large  water  change  and  reduce  its  access  to  nutrients
 If  you  add  a  little  diluted  glut  it  acts  as  an  algaecide.  
 Will  carry  this  glut  at  the  MAM  and  discuss  your  dosing  on  this.  You  have  to  be  careful  while  dosing  glut
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:34 pm Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 If  you  will  remove  all  the  water  from  the  tank,  then  while  refilling  the  tank,  all  the  soil  will  come  up  again.
 
 After  1  week  you  will  get  the  same  algae  back  again.  
 
 When  algae  happens,  it  also  goes  under  the  soil  and  remains  there.  
 
 If  you  do  100%  water  change,  then  you  might  as  well  wash  the  soil  too  for  algae  clean-up.  
 
 But  if  you  remove  all  the  fish  and  shrimps  and  keep  little  water  and  add  GLUT,  it  will  clean-up  the  soil  also.  
 
 and  you  wont  need  to  do  cycling  again.  
 
 When  algae  enters  a  soil  tank  its  very  difficult  to  remove  permenantely  unless  you  dry-out  the  sand  and  do  the  whole  process  from  start.
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 @percy  Sad  your  scaring  me  now....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:46 pm Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

                                                   
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@percy  Sad  your  scaring  me  now....                

 
 Yes  you  are  right!  I  have  gone  thru  this  twice.  That  time,  I  didnt  have  or  known  GLUT...  but  now  we  have  glut.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:50 pm Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 there  are  shrimps  and  guppy  fries  in  tank  hidden  everywhere.....
 keeping  my  finger  crossed,  hopefully  adding  sponge  will  do  some  good...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:30 pm Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 Abhishek
 
 Online  it  says  that  green  water  is  usually  caused  by  an  ammonia  spike
 
 Your  tank  looks  more  whitish  and  cloudy
 If  the  water  is  not  green  and  more  whitish/cloudy  if  could  be  a  bacterial  bloom
 
 Read  this  for  bacterial  bloom
 http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/246850-bacterial-blooms-explained/
 
 
 I  want  to  know  what  proceedure  you  followed  while  cleaning  your  filter  sponge  in  the  powerhead  ?
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 This  is  Ammonia  spike,  but  his  tank  water  is  green,  
 
 it  could  be  possible  that  the  water  sources  could  also  have  traces.
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:26 pm Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 @superbsite:  +1  and  +1  for  the  link.
 Right  now  my  5gallon  tank  is  suffering  from  bacterial  bloom.  It  is  there  for  the  last  3  days.  I've  made  50%  WC  on  the  first  day,  but  it  again  became  cloudy  within  a  couple  of  hours.  Then,  I  immediately  moved  my  Bettas  to  another  tank  and  made  another  50%  WC.  The  second  day  I  made  50%  WC  2  times,  in  the  morning  and  in  the  evening.  Today  is  3rd  day,  made  50%  WC  2  times,  but  the  tank  is  in  the  same  condition  (but  better  than  the  first  two  days,  when  it  was  much  more  cloudy  than  seen  in  the  pics).  I  think  it  will  take  2  or  3  more  days  to  clear...
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 Yes  thought  so....as  after  black  out  it  should  have  cleared  up.....
 What  i  do  is  take  my  sponge  out  and  some  water  in  tank  wash  it  in  tank  water  then  throw  water  away.....
 After  tank  got  cloudy  i  removed  sponge.....i  Will  add  sponge  once  more  and  keep  rings  in  tank  only....is  this  ok?
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 Try  and  keep  2  (1  filter  floss  and  1  regular  sponge  that  comes  with  the  power  head)  in  the  power  head  like  I  do.
 The  filter  floss  I  wrap  around  the  sponge  and  them  put  it  in  the  power  head
 Weekly  or  Bi-Weekly  I  clean  only  the  filter  floss  using  the  same  tank's  water  at  the  time  of  water  change.  I  clean  it  till  it  becomes  white.  The  water  gets  muddy  after  this.  
 Also  sometimes  when  I  know  that  the  filter  is  not  giving  out  a  good  flow  of  water  then  you  know  its  time   to  clean  the  filter  floss
 The  thicker  sponge  I  never  clean
 The  reason  I  do  this  is  to  keep  the  good  bacteria  running  constantly  as  they  will  keep  the  tank  cycled
 
 Hope  this  helps
 
 If  you  need  floss  let  me  know  I'll  get  you  some  at  the  MAM
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:17 am Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 ok  kool  i  will  buy  filter  floss....for  today  i  added  very  fine  sponge  in  filter  (see  image)  and  tied  rings  in  net  infront  of  filter  outlet  ....i  will  look  for  floss  tomorrow  evening  in  LFS...
 if  i  dont  get  it  before  MAM  i  will  let  you  know....
 
 does  this  sound  reasonable?
 
 http://www.ebay.in/itm/AQUARIUM-FISH-TANK-FILTER-FOAM-PAD-FOR-USE-IN-THE-AQUARIUM-FILTERS-/230922053329?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item35c406e6d1&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_923
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:51 am Post subject: Re: Cloudy Water Reply with quote

 Doh  araay  what  are  you  doing?  
 
 That  filter  is  doing  nothing.  those  rings  should  be  inside  that  black  container  with  the  sponge.  You  should  have  bought  that  dolphin  filter  with  spray  bar  from  kurla.
 
 you  need  to  change  100%  water  and  clean  the  soil  and  redo  the  whole  thing,  or  you  will  have  to  add  good  co2  to  this  tank.  Your  plants  are  alreadly  sick,  it  seems.
 
 I'll  give  you  another  idea  for  100%  water  change.  
 
 1.  Take  2  buckets  full  of  water
 2.  start  emptying  the  tank  at  1  end
 3.  and  simultaneously  start  adding  water  into  the  tank  from  those  2  buckets  from  other  end.
 4.  Do  this,  Untill  you   see  whole  new  water  in  your  tank  without  any  gloom  or  greenish  tinge.
 5.  only  then  the  tank  will  stop  green  gloom  and  bacteria  gloom  both.
 6.  keep  doing  this  daily  for  a  week.
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 New  Gravel  sometimes  create  cloudy  water  try  changing  water  and  keep  the  filter  on  ....your  water  will  become  clear.....  Smile
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 @Percy:  I  have  co2,  i  checked  its  1bps...
 I  did  80%  water  change....plants  are  not  that  sticky.
 for  now  i'm  doing  what  Pio  sir  told  me....
 yesterday  night  I  added  fine  sponge  to  that  black  filter....and  it  has  been  cleared  up  a  bit  in  8  hours  time....
 i  will  also  add  filter  floss  today.....hopefully  it  will  help....
 
 cleaning  soil  is  not  an  option  u  know  my  setup  na  with  soil  and  vermipost....
 
 Also  i  dont  have  greenish  tinge,,,,its  white  cloudy.....
 
 yes  those  rings  should  be  inside....but  my  filter  is  very  small  so  with  sponge  only  3-4  rings  will  fit....thats  y  i  did  it  like  this....
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 @deba:  its  not  very  new  setup....little  more  than  3  months  old...yes  an  i  keep  filter  running  24x7...only  while  feeding  i  switch  it  off  for  4-5  mins....
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