Cloudy tank

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    Hi guys.

    Recently my tank has been getting really cloudy.
    Could anyone give any pointers on what it might be?
    I do weekly 50% water changes.
    I dose 2 squirts of scape complete.
    I feed my fish twice a day, a pinch each time.
    Thanks in advance.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Oh and its a 100l planted tank

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    Hi, have you cleaned out your filters recently?
     
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    Yep 3 days ago. I clean my filters every week with my water changes.

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    Hi,

    Where are you from? May be change in water from the taps due to the droughts in SA. Have you changed your routine recently? Even something as simple as the order you add ferts to the tank.
     
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    I'm from durban. No I haven't done anything different from what I can remember. I'm using scape complete which is just one product I use daily. Just started recently with little cloudiness which seems to be getting worse over time.

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    Your carpet looks amazing.... is that HC


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    Lol thanks . It's actually Micranthemum Monte Carlo.

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    I use Seachem Clarity as a cure and Seachem Pristine as a preventive.
    Is it turning greenish of whitish?
     
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    Kinda like greenish

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    If it turns green it's an algae bloom.
    What is your current light duration setting?
    Do your fish eat all the food you give them?
    Any substrate disturbance lately?
    Do you have any snails? If yes what type?
    Did you test your phosphate and ammonia levels?
    Hang on adding more fertilizers until you find the cause.
     
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    Thanks Oliver lighting is 8 hours
    Yes they do eat everything within seconds
    I did not disturb any substrate
    No I don't have anything to test my ammonia and phosphate levels.
    I don't dose any ferts for now thanks Oliver.

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    Just a quick one Oliver, if it's whitish....will it mean a bacteria bloom? What would I have to do. It may look greenish due to the reflection off my carpet.


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    Here's another picture.[​IMG]

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    If it's whitish it could be a bacteria blossom, but it could also be caused by a filter bacteria disruption.
    What is your procedure to clean your filter and what type of filtration do you use?
    No panic! Just try to find the cause and it will clear up with time.
    Also check for change in pH.
    I really recommend to test phosphate and ammonia.
    Maybe someone near you could help you with that.
     
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    How do you prepare your water that you use for WC? Sorry - lots of questions I know
     
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    No worries about the questions, that's how answers are found.
    I have a aquaclear 70 hob filter. I swoosh my filter media in removed water from my tank to clean them. I clean my hob once every week with water changes.
    I will check the pH.
    In terms of ammonia and phosphate checking hopefully someone can.. I'm in durban. Thanks for your input Oliver will see what I can figure out.
    I use seachem prime on tap water before I add to my tank thanks TheGrissom....

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    I have did some pruning recently with my carpet.... Will that be the culprit guys?

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    When you clean your filter media where the beneficial bacteria are, try to keep a part of them alive. If you wash them out it's almost like you're starting a new tank.
     
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    I thought whenever you clean the filter with the water from the tank, you don't disturb the bacteria?

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