Karl Karl
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  • Posted on: 2017/7/9 9:48
Cloudy Water #1
I've recently bought a new pump & big new filter box. Water should now be changing more than 1.5 times an hour. No green at all, but water has gone cloudy, although looking clear on exit from both filter boxes.
No idea what's wrong as I thought more filtration would be better? Worried that I may be pumping too much water, or it may be simply that the new box hasn't got up to speed yet. Has anyone any thoughts? Fish seem happy enough.
I've a 1,000gph & a 800gph pump 25 gallon filter box & a 40 gallon filter box.
I've ordered some extra filtration pads in the hope it may help.
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  • Posted on: 2017/7/9 11:25
Re: Cloudy Water #2
This sounds like a bacterial bloom which occurs in new set ups or occasionally after a big clean etc. It is self-limiting. Check ammonia and nitrite are at 0.
Karl Karl
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Re: Cloudy Water #3
Thanks, will test everything again later today.
Thought a bacterial bloom would be green?
In desperation I used a pond bomb last week didn't do a thing.
Best wishes,
Karl
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Re: Cloudy Water #4
Bacterial blooms are usually white/grey and make the water look slightly milky. Green water is caused by free floating algae.
Karl Karl
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Re: Cloudy Water #5
Levels all ok, but that's the one, a bit milky. Ive just found a Koi looking a bit raggy, looks a bit unwell although swimming feeding perfectly well.
Do you think I should treat pond and fish with an antibacterial additive like Bacterad.
Thanks for your advice.