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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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hazy water no matter what I do

Okay, I have a mini bow 2.5 gallon with 2 guppies in it, I replaced the stock filter with a marina i25 internal filter and no matter what I do, the water is always hazy. This tank has been up for almost 3 weeks now, I've been testing the water, level are good, no nitrates or nitrites though. I've even done an 80% water change and not more than 1/2hr afterwards the water is hazy again, is there anything I can do?! ANY help would be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 05:19 PM
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It may be oxygen super saturation...do you have an aerator on your faucet....dip your clean but very dry finger in the tank and see if bubble collect on it....if so, that might be the problem....
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I have the water level a little low so that the 'waterfall' from my filter makes bubbles in the water, but I've also noticed a line of bubble around the tank at the water line
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Turn off your filter for 10min and then stick your clean but very dry finger in the water....see if bubble gather on your finger....
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they didn't really gather on my finger, but I could see bubbles coming off my finger, I'm guessing I should increase my water level so that the waterfall off the filter doesn't aerate the water as much?
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it also seems that every time I even add water to my tank, I can see this kind of haze/cloud moving through the water, kinda looks like fog
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How long has the tank been running or setup with the fish...it may be a bacterial bloom if the tank is newly setup.
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I would try adding a water conditioner to the tank. Water conditioner removes harmful chemicals, like ammonia, chlorine and chloramine. Also to prevent cloudy water by cleaning the gravel thoroughly (at least once or twice a month). Once your water is no longer cloudy, change 20 percent of the water volume twice a week to keep it clear.
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How long has the tank been running or setup with the fish...it may be a bacterial bloom if the tank is newly setup.
it's been set up for a month, with fish for at least 3 weeks
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