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Old 06-10-2009, 06:47 PM   #1 
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water annoyance

I have two 2 gallon tanks, a half gallon bowl and a 3/4 gallon bowl. The water in the bowls seems to get murky really fast. Literally, i boiled the rocks and put clean water in the bowls yesterday morning and i get home from work today at around 3.30 and the water is cloudy. I just switched Akiyo into one of the 2 gallon tanks cause since hes got this whole growth thing going on he needs to be in a filtered tank. I dont plan on keeping Ankur and sylvester in the bowls for very much longer, when i get paid im going to get them their own tanks. But for the time being, what could be causing the bowls to get cloudy so often??
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:50 PM   #2 
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Do you have any live plants in the bowls? Do you use gravel?
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #3 
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no live plants and i do use gravel
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:38 PM   #4 
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What water conditioner do you use?
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:20 PM   #5 
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bowl buddies. I've been using them for a while and they never made the bowl cloudy before =/
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:25 PM   #6 
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Either it's bacteria bloom or your water is leaving a residue on your glass.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:30 PM   #7 
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is bacteria bloom bad? haha i know theres suppose to be a certain degree of bacteria in a tank but is a bloom bad?
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #8 
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Try running boiling water over the gravel, but dont boil it because they still might explode. Do you have anything else in the tank, if so run boiling water over that too, maybe even the bowl itself. If it still doesnt fix it try changing water conditioners.

Does it clear up? My water appears cloudy right after I put it in but soon after it settles and clears.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:56 PM   #9 
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ill see how the water is looking tomorrow after work again. If it gets cloudy again i'll run boiling water over everything :)
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:24 PM   #10 
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Try scrubbing the sides of the bowl (in+out) with a toothbrush! This will remove all buildups!
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