Cloudy Water

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  1. charlv

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    Hi all reefers it's been awhile since i posted because of ADSL problems, but that's not my only problem my water has been cloudy for some time now(2 weeks) used clarity(Seachem) done 30% water change scraped scrupper both screens and still no joy can anybody help please! :p
     
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    How do you prepare your new salt water?
     
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    hi tobes

    Mix the salt with RO water and leave it for 24 hours and temp the same as DT
     
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    I know that :p

    What I want to know is do you put the salt in a container and then add RO or do you fill the container with RO and then add salt.
     
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    Sorry ok i fill the container with RO water and then add the salt
     
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    The reason I ask is cause if you add water to salt it will be milky. Just make sure you add the salt slowly, say one cup at a time waiting for the salt to dissolve before adding next one.
    Not sure on the milky water. We need more info on your tank - size, filtration, what you feed, live stock, etc - even a pic or two.
     
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    Ok Dt size 918L x 605W x 520H at water level
    Sump 800L x 450W x 400H
    DSB 150mm
    no skimmer
    ATS with two screens and two 45W energy savers running 18 hours on 6 hours off in reverse of DT lights
    Live stock Fish
    Naso Tang
    Sailfin Tang
    Midas Blenny
    Cleaner Rass
    Pink spotted goby
    2 x clowns
    sixline Rass

    Coral
    Pegoda
    Hammer
    Star pollyps
    leather
    mushrooms
    pink zoa
    Small colt coral
    Pipe organ

    Feed fish twice a day morning flakes(Omega1) and night granules(Nutrafin)
     
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    Difficult to say, but my gues would be either a coral causing this, the food or the scrubber.
     
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    Bacterial bloom? Has anything changes in the tank before this started?
     
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    Yip power failure and i battle since
     
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    I would say it is definitely a bacterial bloom caused by the power failure. The current filtration is not capable of handling the amount you are feeding your fish. I would cut back on the feeding for a week or so. Get some seachem stability to help your filtration system get back up to date.
     
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    Not feeding my fish for a week will this be ok
     
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    Are you running carbon? Why I ask is previously when I had bacterial blooms the carbon took care of it quickly. Run a high grade carbon in a high flow rate and change every two weeks. I'm sure you will see a amzing difference
     
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    Dont stop feeding them. Just cut back on the quantity you are feeding.
     
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    He wrote cut back! That means reduce, not stop.
    Every second day one feeding or every day a bit.
    If you would feed every day a bit, it might be that always the same fish will finish the food, but other fish wont get anything.
    If all would get a bit, than rather feed every second day a bit.
     
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    Annoying i am not running any carbon at this stage reason all my corals close when i add carbon to my tank yes weird i know thats why i stopped using carbon
     
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    You should've said you had a power failure in the beginning. It is important to always give as much info as possible when asking for help, especially when something strange happened in ones tank.
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    ok i will feed the once a day thanks mariusmeyer
     
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    Thanks LuckyFish ;) will this sort out the milkey water
     
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