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Cloudy looking water

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants & Planted Aquariums' started by Daruma, Dec 13, 2019.


  1. Daruma

    Daruma PetForums Junior

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    I am looking for ideas as to why my tank water looks" Misty" despite when I take a glassful of water out it appears clear.
    I have checked the usual parameters all ok
    The fish are not showing any unusal behaviour.
    I have used Tetra Crystal clear to no effect.
    I have cleaned glass of algae internally and cleaned external glass.
    I have played around with lamp colours.
    All else I can think is perhaps the gravel colour- very light biscuit/white or the back panel is an external black colour vynl
    Or, I seem to have read somewhere that modern aquarium glass is/could be of a different composition and this tank is older.
    I have not tried a 60% water change yet.
    Totally baffled

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  2. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Could it be tiny air bubbles? Maybe try switching your bubble curtain off for a couple of days and see if that makes a difference?
     
  3. Daruma

    Daruma PetForums Junior

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    Thanks a good thought . I tried what you suggest but alas no change.
     
  4. L.M.

    L.M. PetForums Newbie

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    Cloudy water is usually a bacterial bloom. How long has the tank been set up and how often/how much water do you change usually? Do you know the specific water parameters readings - ammonia/nitrite/nitrate?
     
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