Cloudy water

Discussion in 'Algae' started by fono555, 22 Mar 2020.

  1. fono555

    fono555 Newly Registered

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    Hi my tank is little cloudy when I look from the side or from the top. It’s hard to say if it’s more green or white. Any idea why I do not have crystal clear water?

    Here is the spec of the tank:
    • Age of the tank: 8 weeks
    • The room of the aquarium if very bright, but there is no direct sunlight on the tank;
    • Amoniac and Nitrite at zéro
    • Tank: 17 gallons
    • Filters: Ehiem 2215 (Seachem Matrix, eheim susbstrate pro and purigen) and Eheim 350 surface skimmer
    • Substrat: ADA Amazonia + power sand
    • Light: Chihiros 601 Serie A plus 7 h/day
    • Co2: Injected Co2 3 bubbles per seconds, open 4 h before light open and close 1 h before light close
    • GH 100 ppm and KH 50 ppm (I'm dosing dayly Alkalin buffer because KH constantly droping)
    • Water change 50 % per week done with RO water (adjusting GH et KH with Equilibrium and Alkalin buffer)
    • Fertilizer: Dry fertilizer (kno3, kh2pso4, k2so4, and CSM+B). Dosing 7 days a week:
      • Nitrate: 17 ppm per week. The nitrate level is below 5 ppm after 24 hours.
      • Phosphate: 7 ppm per week. The phosphate level is below 1 ppm after 24 hours.
      • Potassium: 22 ppm per week
      • Iron: 0.6 ppm per week (I’m waiting 30 min between macro and micro dosing)
    • Fully planted: Pogostemon, alternantera, staurogyn, Bacopa bonsai, hemianthus, ect;
    • Living: 10 danio galaxy, 15 amano shrimp and 2 otocinclus


    Thank you
     
  2. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you post a high res image or two?
    Welcome to UKAPS btw :)
     
  3. fono555

    fono555 Newly Registered

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    Thank you. Best quality I can provide[​IMG]

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  4. kilnakorr

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    I've had similar issue for a long time trying to figure out the problem.
    I finally tried dosing macro and micro (P /Fe) 12 hrs apart. Cleared up my tank instantly.
     
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  5. fono555

    fono555 Newly Registered

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    I can try that. Thank you

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  6. alto

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    If you drain water into a white bucket, do you see a green tint?

    Green Water !
     
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  7. fono555

    fono555 Newly Registered

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    Yes the water have a green tint

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  8. Matt @ ScapeEasy

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    Just seen that this doesn’t appear to have reached a solution... not on here at least. Did your green water problem resolve itself?
     

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