New tank set uo

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Dolly Sprint 16v, 25 Mar 2009.

  1. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Gang@ukaps

    Last week I set up a new tank 20L aquamode. I added 10 litres water from my other tank and top the rest up with ordinary water, added my heater and an aquaball with sipax at the bottom and substratpro on the middle and foam filter under the powerhead, come in from work today and the water as turned to milk - it just looks like a have poured in fully skim milk, any ideas.

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    Paul.
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    Sounds like a bacterial bloom. Did you de-chlorinate the fresh water before adding it?
     
  3. Dolly Sprint 16v

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    Yes I did and I also add some Waterlife Bio-mature.

    Regards

    Paul.
     
  4. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Pic attached of milky water - any thoughts.

    Milkywater.jpg

    Regards
    Paul
     
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    did you wash the substrate?
     
  6. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Substrate rinsed with cold water -this substrate was in my other tank,but there was not enough so I removed it all and it has been in my shed for about 10 months prior to being used last weekend.

    Paul.
     
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    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Paul,
    Patience is a virtue mate. It will go away after some time. That's pretty cool looking though, never seen it that white ;)

    Cheers,
     
  8. Dolly Sprint 16v

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    Gang@ukaps

    Milky water solved - I decided to change all the water last night, whilst changing the water (about 3/4 of water removed) i noticed that a milky solution / lumpy residue coming from the back of my Jewel background - so I removed the background to my amazement the silicon sealent that I attached to the background had not gone off and was being diluted by the water. All sealent removed from background / glass by hand, gravel thrown away (contaminated) good job I have some spare.

    Start again this weekend Inc new sealent.

    Regards
    Paul.

    N.B Thanks for all your replies / concerns.
     

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