rosebud2018 rosebud2018
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Cloudy water #1
After doing a 50% water change a couple of days ago my water turned cloudy, at the same time i readded the carbon filter in the filter and also a new polishing pad.

at a distance the water looks clear ish until you get up close to it, but side on you can see its cloudy and there's tiny little dots floating in it.

Is this a bacterial bloom?

Water parameters (I'm learning)

Amonia 0 :)
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
PH 7.8

just really asking so next time I can go ahhhh I know what that is.

xxx
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Re: Cloudy water #2
It doesn't sound like a bacterial bloom which turns the water milky and doesn't have particles in it. It may be just suspended bits of food etc. It should clear, but if not you can use a product such as API Accuclear or Seachem Clarity which causes the small particles to clump together and so allows the filter to catch them.
rosebud2018 rosebud2018
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Re: Cloudy water #3
IIt's a lot clearer today , and I've noticed less particles . I did a small gravel vacum yesterday which I think ihelped (no water change).

Thank you so much .

I have so much to learn.

Rosey x