milkey water

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Salti, 30 Jan 2011.

  1. Salti

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    Installed a protien skimmer. This morning and now my tank is clowdy did run my skimmer with vinnegar through the night rinsed it with clean water. Can't think of eny other reason, I did topup the tank this morning as I do every weekend. What should I do?
     
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  3. Perky Pets

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    If its a new skimmer, your flow may to dtrong and its thousands of tiny bubbles floating arround, not nessesery milky water ?

    Turn off the skimmer for a hour and see if the bubbles dissapear ?

    David
     
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    Do u dose anything for calcium?
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  5. Salti

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    I live in the eastern cape,port elizabeth area. I'm realy worried about my fire shrimp how can I make sure he
    Gets some food?
     
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    Salti, like Dallas asked, did you dose calcium.
    -Did you rinse the vinegar of and out the pipes before installing?
    -Are you sure its not bubbles?
    -Scoop a glass of water out the tank and see if it turns clear, if so is there sediment at the bottom?
     
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    They are shy, but eat easaly.I feed ours frozen artimia or mysis , they do hide allot in the begining , so drop a few individual pieces of the frozen foods behind the rocks where you think he is and hes sure to get some.Generaly speaking you dont have to target feed shrimps as they are quiet resorcefull and scaving all over the tank.David
    P.S they hide a lillte more and longer when they shed there " skin " untill its hard again , maby this is what you are noticing ?
     
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    3 days between your posts ? Cant be all that urgent yet, would also be nice if you answered the guys who are trying to help you :nono::nono:
     
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    In his defence - i think hes just got to get used to the posting methard ,we had a few conversations, but they were left on our visitors page.( i know i battled in the begining )- and mayby still...Any one notice things have changed in connection with p.m and browsing on masa ??
     
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    when i first started my TS2 it did similar things and made a hellova lot more bubble than it is now, my water was also a little "cloudy" but after 2/3 days i came right. actually micro bubble were rampant... i was even stressing that i need to modify my bubble trap.
     
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