Use of external space

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I recently bought the fluval 406 to add extra filtration on my new tank.

It comes with 4 trays but 2 of these trays fluval recomend you use carbon. I've removed the carbon from 1 of the trays and filled it with biomax media to add extra surface area to the filter. Was this a bad idea and should i have put something else in there?

The new tank has been up for a week and the water is still a little cloudy/murky? Any ideas of the cause of this and any ideas to get my water crystal clear?

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OFL replied the topic: Use of external space

Never hurts to have more biological filtration, so no that is not a bad idea. As for the cloudy water, is it always cloudy? Obviously being a tank that is in the Process of cycling, you have to expect these things to happen. Are you cycling with fish? One week is not very long, I doubt whether you've got much bacteria so far, so any excess of ammonia is going to probably create cloudy water. I shouldn't worry, just keep testing the water and be patient, everything will work out.:-)

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Thanks for the reply.

The tank is new but I've upgraded from a 200 litre so the tank is already cycled and the oscar is already in. I used a cycled filter and my water params today are amonia 0, nitrite 0 and nitrate is between 5 and 10.

This is why the cloudy water is confusing me since the tank is already cycled.
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DRACO replied the topic: Use of external space

sometimes, age fiber wool works more efficient than the new one in catching suspended particles.... allow the fiber get bit slimy and your water will be clearer.
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Broom replied the topic: Use of external space

Thank you.

I changed the fine pad on Friday morning before your post because it was slimey and i thought that might have been causing the cloudy water issue. Oops.
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