Dusty Indoor Pond Water.

AJE
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My indoor pond is very foggy Fromm above, There is no dirt in it yet. What can I do?
 
maggie thecat
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Nothing other than take a breath. Bacterial bloom is part and parcel of a new aquatic ecosystem establishing itself. See the cloudy water forum for other folks to commiserate with.
 
AJE
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So
It'll go away? The same thing is happening to a betta tank I am cycling.

Nothing other than take a breath. Bacterial bloom is part and parcel of a new aquatic ecosystem establishing itself. See the cloudy water forum for other folks to commiserate with.
I start planting tomorrow.
 
maggie thecat
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I start planting tomorrow.

That's exciting! I hope you take a lot of photos along the way.
 
AJE
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Here is what I have so far
 

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maggie thecat
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There are two main reasons for cloudy water. Improperly washed substrate, that leaves suspended dust, and bacterial bloom. The one you can clear by using a floculant. The second is a waiting game. Usually a week or two. Plus or minus a few days.

You're going to have a neat setup when you get done.
 
AJE
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So
There are two main reasons for cloudy water. Improperly washed substrate, that leaves suspended dust, and bacterial bloom. The one you can clear by using a floculant. The second is a waiting game. Usually a week or two. Plus or minus a few days.

You're going to have a neat setup when you get done.
I am guessing it is the bacteria, no substrate nor plants yet.
 
maggie thecat
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What else did you put in besides the water?
 
AJE
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maggie thecat
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You sure it isn't water staining from the driftwood? Or ... did you wash the pool out before filling it? There could have been a layer of fine dust on its surface that is now suspended in the water.
 
AJE
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You sure it isn't water staining from the driftwood? Or ... did you wash the pool out before filling it? There could have been a layer of fine dust on its surface that is now suspended in the water.
It might be, if it is one of those, what do I do
 
maggie thecat
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Tanin staining isn't harmful. It can be undesirable if you like pristine clear water.

The dust though... my concern - and this is highly dependent on your risk tolerance - is that depending on where the pool was stored, it MAY HAVE BEEN (Not guaranteed to have been.) exposed to insecticides or cleaning products that are fish harmful.

IF this is a concern to you, drain the pool and using a plain scrubby and some white vinegar, wash it down and then rinse in plain water. Just as you would do for any new tank.

If you are less concerned about chemical contamination, just add another shot of Prime and carry on. The dust will eventually settle out over time.
 
AJE
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Tanin staining isn't harmful. It can be undesirable if you like pristine clear water.

The dust though... my concern - and this is highly dependent on your risk tolerance - is that depending on where the pool was stored, it MAY HAVE BEEN (Not guaranteed to have been.) exposed to insecticides or cleaning products that are fish harmful.

IF this is a concern to you, drain the pool and using a plain scrubby and some white vinegar, wash it down and then rinse in plain water. Just as you would do for any new tank.

If you are less concerned about chemical contamination, just add another shot of Prime and carry on. The dust will eventually settle out over time.
Finished planting
 

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maggie thecat
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It will be slick when it fills in.
 
AJE
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It will be slick when it fills in.
When what fills in? I am hoping to add fish next week

And the iguanas in a couple months

And the dust is practically done, I wonder what it was.

I put both of them on there island and one immediately swam off the island and the other climbed up the tree
 

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AJE
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It will be slick when it fills in.
I put a fan over it and can you tell where the fan is blowing? Apparently water movement gets rid of the dust, any cheap ideas as to how to move the water around
 

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maggie thecat
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I put a fan over it and can you tell where the fan is blowing? Apparently water movement gets rid of the dust, any cheap ideas as to how to move the water around

Submersible pump for a pond or fountain. Use the top jet, or don't. You don't have to. Point the submerged outflow at the sidewall to get a current circulating.
 
AJE
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My current
Submersible pump for a pond or fountain. Use the top jet, or don't. You don't have to. Point the submerged outflow at the sidewall to get a current circulating.
filter is 130gph, you think this pump will move the water around enough? (it is 150g)
 
maggie thecat
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It would probably be okay. I would prefer one with an adjustable flowrate, because I like flexibility.
 
AJE
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Cool,
It would probably be okay. I would prefer one with an adjustable flowrate, because I like flexibility.

thanks
 
AJE
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It would probably be okay. I would prefer one with an adjustable flowrate, because I like flexibility.
Would this one be better than? It has a higher flow rate, is adjustable and cheaper(I wonder why)
 
maggie thecat
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Most people who reviewed liked it. The ones who didn't didn't contact customer service, and they seem on the ball when it comes to backing their product.

It should be fine.
 
AJE
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Most people who reviewed liked it. The ones who didn't didn't contact customer service, and they seem on the ball when it comes to backing their product.

It should be fine.
They do a 1050 and a 400, I think I will get the 400, I think it will be slow enough to make it easy for the iguanas to swim. But it should be fast enough to get rid of the dust. Do you think it would?
 
maggie thecat
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Since you're using it to move the water, rather than actual filtration, it should be fine. If not, you can always upgrade, and use the smaller one to power a spitter or other water feature.
 

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