water clarity

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  1. Kevin34PE

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    Hi,after my tanks been running a week now,the water is clear,I can see through the front glass right out the back glass,but its not crystal clear,I can't see through the length of the tank through the side glass panes. How do I get the water crystal clear,or will this come with a few more weeks of running? Tank is 2200L x 700W x 650H. I have dosed special blend and now some bioculture product.
     
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    Activated carbon and ozone use.
     
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    What's a rough price on activated carbon and ozone? Also,I see people are sayong Purigen is quite good? What's the price on that? And how do I use these 3 things?
     
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    filter sock will help aswell!
     
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    Is the water yellow or milky?

    Purigen is good and can simply be run in a mesh bag in the sump.

    Carbon can be run in different ways but most effective will be a reactor in my opinion.

    Ozone is something totally different and a bit expensive, a lot of different opinions about the use of it as well. I would say something for the more experience guys or at least do some homework before trying it.
     
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    Waters not yellow or milky really, it's just not as clear as I would like it to be.
     
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    carbon kevin
     
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    Thanks, will get some asap.
     
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    What skimmer are you running? Ozone will def clear the water but there are risks, a good skimmer that is rated for about twice your tank volume will also clear the tank with less risk.

    Or if you have the monies, get a real good skimmer that can handle ozone and do both :)
     
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