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Makina Streuly

Possible bacteria probelme
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:23:23 PM »
Hello all,
   My mom has a 55 gl tank that is very cloudy (white cloudy). thinking it's a bacteria bloom. Tried using water clarifier and it hits the water and clouds really bad. I use clarifier in my tank and I have never seen it do this before. She has done a 45% water change, and it still acts the same. She has angelfish. Help please!!
 I have a video on my facebook, not sure if you will be able to see it or not.

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Re: Possible bacteria probelme
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 08:09:15 AM »
Check your parameters. If any of them are off, it is possible that there is an excess of debris. I assume that your clarifier works by clumping debris, making it easier for the filter to trap them. Hope this helps!
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Re: Possible bacteria probelme
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 07:33:06 PM »
It cleared up, but the water is still cloudy when i put clarifier in it. Really weird. Everything is where it should be.--meaning ph, phosphate, silicate, parameters. not sure. going to keep an eye on it. Fish are all doing okay