Cloudy water during new setup

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by tommyleestaples, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. tommyleestaples

    tommyleestaples Member

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    I have just set up new tank with sand I rinsed the sand throughly but I have cloudy water.
     
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Hi Tommy. Did the water get cloudy after filling the tank, or did it take a little while? It could either just be sediment in the water column, or it could be a bacterial bloom. Did you use a pre-matured filter or is everything new?
     
  3. tommyleestaples

    tommyleestaples Member

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    It was cloudy at first when adding the water but no more than normal. It has been set up since Friday and it still looks a bit cloudy now. It is a brand new Eheim Pro 3 canister filter.
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Have you got any filter floss or fine filter pads? That could help polish the water.
     
  5. tommyleestaples

    tommyleestaples Member

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    I have filter floss in the tank and Seachem Purigen
     
  6. tommyleestaples

    tommyleestaples Member

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    I am running a Eheim Proffesional 3 series filter. The tank has now bee running for one week and it did get a little bit better. I done a 50% water change in the tank yesterday and it doesnt seemed to have cleared much. There is Purigen and filter wool running in the filter.
     
  7. tommyleestaples

    tommyleestaples Member

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    I think the problem may be an bacterial bloom. I have now taken out the Purigen and will cycle the tank without it and then I will add at a later stage to remove tannins.
     

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