cloudy water issue

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hey guys have a problem with my water i my tank water has begun to stay cloudy yellowish ?? was wondering if this could be caused by plant matter in the water have just purchased a aqua one clearveiw hang on filter in addition to my exsisting 500ltr/h
sponge filter half of one of my creaper plants is dying but the bottom half is green should i just throw it out thanks... any help would be great
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OFL replied the topic: Re: cloudy water issue

Have you introduced any bogwood lately, this can often stain and leave a taint in the water. Decaying plant matter may also be responsible. As long as your water checks out okay, I don't think it's going to cause much of a problem. Carry out frequent water changes and you should be able to keep it under control. You could try activated carbon for a short period of time, this can also clear the water, but don't leave it in there permanently.

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: cloudy water issue

x2 to what penn said.

Also you may have some kind of Algae bloom. It wouldn't hurt to have some more filtration on the tank along more frequent water changes. :)

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PAUL replied the topic: Re: cloudy water issue

in addition to what had been said, foods sometime excrete color to the water too
especially if there are plenty of left over....
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delboybully replied the topic: Re: cloudy water issue

how long has the tank been set up for, and can you test the water for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate

Did you leave the old filter running all the time or has it been turned off

Remove any dead growth from plants!!

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Ogee replied the topic: Re: cloudy water issue

i have had the tank set up now for 4 months when i first introdused the plants the water cleard up in a few days was feeding a bit much to start....... yes had left the old filter in while the bacteria built up in the new on also old filter running as well will remove the top half of creaper plant and keep you posted thankyou regards OGEE(kush)
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delboybully replied the topic: Re: cloudy water issue

you do need to post those test results

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