cloudy water

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  1. RUAN

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    hey guys my water is very cloudy and i dont know what happend:(
     
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    Unlucky.

    What you been dosing ?

    Any creatures upsetting the substrate ?

    Any pumps "fallen" down into the substrate ?

    Any spawning events - Clams, snails etc. ?
     
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    no i just added some bubble algea and some new carbon
     
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    Did you rinse it ?
     
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    in my sump
     
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    noo oops
     
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    ;) not good, next time rinse it in RO, it has loads of PO4 in it, so expect a bit of an algae bloom.

    The cloudiness should subside in a couple of hours
     
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    its been like this for about 4 days now
     
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    Isn't bubble algae bad, even in the sump, because they can release spores that will still go into your display tank. I had some algae that went sexual in my sump and my whole tank was clouded. Just did a 50% water change and cleared everthing up.
     
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    have you tested your ammonia levels
     
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    thanks manic will try it
     
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    yes it is 0.1
     
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    Cool, Have you added any bio rock to your system at all.
     
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    no
     
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    Ok cool then will see what else i can think off.
     
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    thanks guys put in some filter flos last night this morning it was black but the water is clener:)
     
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    So what was the problem then...what made your water go milky...
     
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    still no idea mayby the unrinst carbon
     
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    Ruan so your water clear now...
     
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    Did you add calcium and buffer at the same time?
     
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