Cloudy Water

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    I have a problem with cloudy water in my 200l tank. The tank has Amazonia soil, is well planted, an assortment of small fish, adequate T5 lighting and all the chemical specs are within range. There is no over feeding and no rotting vegetation or dead fish in the tank. I have a small UV steriliser that I have inserted inline to try to help the problem, but after 3 days there is little change. I have done two 50% water changes on this tank and it seems to clear it a little, but by the next day it's cloudy again.

    The problem seemed to begin after replanting some of my background plants that had come out of the soil. The water clouded and that was it.

    I have also added fine filter wool to the canister filter to try pull any fine particles out of the water.

    Please help.....
     
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    Just go get some Seachem Clarity that stuff works wonders. Could be a small bacterial bloom.

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    Thanks. Will do. Appreciate the response.
     
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    Seachem Clarity with Aquasoil is a big no no. It makes the cloudiness worse.
     
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    Ok Wudze, what do I do?
     
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    Patience, water changes and regular changes of the filter wool as it clogs up.
     
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    Is the cloudiness white or brown?


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