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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I feed them freeze-dried brine shrimp once a week. Does anyone think it's some sort of parasite aqua has? Also, ladayen, It looks sorta foggy, I now wonder if it's a bunch of parasites? None of the fish look infected so I'm not sure.

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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 08:39 PM
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Another possibility to as why your tank is experiencing this issue could be due to the aquarium nitrogen cycle. There are multiple stages of this cycle. One of which being called the bacterial bloom, which happens first. This most likely will cause cloudy water and will eliminate itself within 3-5 days with no special treatment, but water changes can be done to help with the cloudiness. This occurrence most likely happened primarily Because you changed the main source of beneficial bacteria, taking out the cartridge would have let the bacteria diminish gawky and cause a new cycle

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Its been cloudy for weeks so I doubt it's part of the cycle. I realized this when I wasn't paying attention to the water level and accidentally changed 75 percent instead of 50.

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Possibly decaying organic matter/material. Or a result of overfeeding

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So, when do you think all of the cloudiness will end? Never?LOL Once it does end, do you think aqua will be less miserable?

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Changing a large percentage of the water will not cause too much harm. I change 90 gallons or 50% of my 180g tank weekly!

The issue could be a bacteria bloom, the substrate you are using or something you have added to the tank.
Bacteria blooms or free floating algae can last for weeks...

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Okay. so you guys are pretty sure it's not parasites? I'm still skeptical. I just really hope the ugly cloudiness ends soon. some of you may have read my post 'what should I get' So do you think there is anything from amazon I could get to clear up the water or, like Mo said, it doesn't require anything?

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It would really help if you could provide a picture of the tank to help diagnose it a bit better.

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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Oh, okay. Do i just take the pic, put it on my desktop (I'm using a laptop) and drag it in the text box? Sorry if I'm boring you out, I'm just sorta clueless;).

Edit: the pic in my avatar was before the water got cloudy. Maybe that can be a comparison.

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post #20 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 09:00 PM
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Bacterial blooms are a result of the quarium cycle. They usually eliminate themselves with no treatment and there is virtually no other treatment to end the bacterial bloom. You can minimize the cloudiness by don't an extensive amount of water changes though....... Which is probably what you need anyways

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