Really Cloudy Water

Discussion in 'Cloudy Aquarium Water' started by ElectricBlueCrawfish1, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. ElectricBlueCrawfish1

    ElectricBlueCrawfish1Valued MemberMember

    So here is my parents 55 gallon tank that is so cloudy u can't see through to the other side, here it is: 20190212_065441.jpg20190212_065449.jpg
     
  2. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    That aquarium looks to be vastly under filtered. Ideally a 55 should have 500 GPH in filter flow. Our 55 has 730 GPH in Filter flow.

    What I am seeing is an algae bloom. This is caused by high nutrients in the water, and or too much light or lights on for too many hours.
     
  3. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    To start be sure there is no food left in the water. Remove any food after 5 minutes. Gravel vac everyday to get the aquarium clean. Do several large water changes through the week. Check the lights. Heavly planted aquariums can be lighted for 8 hours a day. Healthy plants out compliant algae for nutrients.
     
  4. OP
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    ElectricBlueCrawfish1

    ElectricBlueCrawfish1Valued MemberMember

    Ok, thanks
     
  5. OP
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    ElectricBlueCrawfish1

    ElectricBlueCrawfish1Valued MemberMember

    So my dad did that and it has cleared up a bit