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My Cloudy Water Experience And How I Fixed It

Discussion in 'Cloudy Aquarium Water' started by Lorraine.Kelly, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

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    So a while ago I put up a post because I had cloudy water.
    I had inadvertently disturbed root tabs while vacuuming my substrate and created a “nutrient bloom”( my name for it). So I asked how to get rid of said cloudy water.
    This is my list of what I tried
    Water changes
    More vacuuming
    More water changes
    Seachem clarity
    Interpet green away ( I think it was called)
    Nothing worked so I bought a
    All Pond Solutions 9watt UV steriliser.
    Within five days my water is gin clear, I’ve never seen it as good.
    I’ve added photos which are in order from the 15th to the 20th April to show the progress each photo is 24hrs apart.
    I’m a total amateur like so many people on here.
    Sometimes I find people over complicate the info given. Not being rude but I don’t have a degree in chemistry or biology, I just like fish and plants of all types.
    I hope this info helps someone who is struggling like I was. Happy Easter
  2. Roger121Valued MemberMember

    i don't think the UV filter can make that imo, must be the water changes and the vacuuming and the sediments returning to the substrate and the aquarium filter working . the UV filters just kill the microorganism if u had unicellular green algae maybe but i don't think so, the water was more white than green, its just a opinion don't lapidate me pls .
  3. Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    No it was definitely the uv the water got worse the more I changed it because there were even more nutrients going in.
    I was changing-more water for about two weeks before I got the uv and it was getting worse.
    One water change was 80 litres nearly 50% and it was fine for about an hour and then turned green. I done smaller water changes no improvement
    I put filter floss in the filter whilst using clarity, no improvement
    Up until the day after the uv went in my water had been green for about two weeks.
    UV all the way
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  5. Roger121Valued MemberMember

    so u fix the unicellular algae using a uv filter? that have sense, i was confused coz you said nutrient bloom coz root tabs i just connect the points . well done buddy