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13 Jan 2008 23:02 #1 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
I have a tank set up for about 2 months now. 90l with interpet internal filter.
For the last month or so there seems to be what could only be described as a mist/fog in the water. It is a cloudiness that seems to be in the top half of the tank. It swirls around like a fog with the flow of the water. When you look really close it seems to be like micro bubbles. Some bubbles can be seen moving around in the flow, then reaching the top and disappearing.

Anyone got any ideas? Where are the micro-bubbles coming from? Would a change in filter make a difference?

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14 Jan 2008 11:56 #2 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
Ammonia = 0
Nitrate = 0
PH = 7.8
Water temp = ~26 deg C

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14 Jan 2008 14:04 #3 by Didihno (Didihno)
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Can't think of anything, any fish in the tank?
Occasionally you can get a bacterial bloom in the tank.
Sometimes if I clean too much off my filter media at one time the water can cloud up as you described.
It will clear if thats what it is. I don't its harmful, but to be safe I'd do a water change.

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14 Jan 2008 14:05 #4 by S180de (S180de)
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any fish in there yet?

could be small particles, sand, dust, dirt from gravel that is not filtered out? does the cloud disappear if you switch the filter off for an hour?

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14 Jan 2008 14:07 #5 by Pablo (Pablo -)
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Add some carbon to the filter... that should help.

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14 Jan 2008 20:58 #6 by tonycfc (Tony O Connor)
the cloudyness sounds like an algae bloom sometimes it can be white to green or even to a brownish tint did you just set the tank up when this started,and how long did you leave it till you put fish in

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14 Jan 2008 21:01 #7 by tonycfc (Tony O Connor)
if you buy a solution called b-cycle which i think stands for bio-cycle this should clear it up within a couple of days the dosage is on the bottle but i dont think you can overdose on treatment i think it says it on the bottles to

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14 Jan 2008 22:26 #8 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
There is currently 3 Otos, 3 Panda Cory and 1 flame gourami.
The filter has a carbon foam pad in it.

I allowed the tank to cycle for about a month before adding fish.

As I said, it seems to float around like a fog. There are micro-bubbles in it to.
I am sarting to think that the spec of the filter is not good enough. The box states up to 60cm or 90 litres. The tank is a rekord 96 which is 80cm length and 96 litres.

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25 Jan 2008 21:27 #9 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
No real change in the cloudiness. I installed an external juwel filter last week. I have also done 2 50% water changes over the last week.
Yesterday I added more plants hoping it can use up excess nutrient if that is a problem.

Today I took out Java moss that I put in a few months ago. When it was out of the tank it appeared to be just a clump of brown stuff.
Should jave moss not be green? Whats the chance that the java moss was causing the cloudiness?

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25 Jan 2008 22:46 #10 by Didihno (Didihno)
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As a rule of thumb, you should always OVER spec your filters.
For example, I have a 400l tank.
I'm running a Tetratec 1200 AND a Fluval 4+ internal.
Doing the math thats twice the hourly turnover in litres.
(I think it was anyway, it was some time ago)

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26 Jan 2008 01:09 #11 by KenS (Ken Simpson)
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I have an internal Interpet filter on my 65l tank. They have a venturi controlled by a rocker switch on the top of the filter that sucks in air to oxygenate the water. Have you checked to see if the rocker switch is open? The bubbles would explain the cloudiness in the top half of the tank.

I have the filter outlet pointed towards the surface which cause disruption so don't use the venturi.

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28 Jan 2008 17:14 #12 by dclifford (Derek Clifford)
I have just ordered a tetratec UV clarifier. €68 on Zooplus with free shipping.
I will keep you up to date with how well it works.

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