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    reefer87

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    milky water?

    Post by reefer87 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:30 pm

    Just got home and noticed that the water is a little bit milky looking or a lite haze. Water params are good. Ph 8.2(light on for 5 hrs), alk 9dkh, cal 450, mag 1300, nitrates .01, nitrites undetectable. I also noticed some brown diatoms. Pwc this past weekend. Any ideas?
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    nikecivic
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    Re: milky water?

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:39 pm

    Did anything stir up the sand? Is your filtration working fine?


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    Re: milky water?

    Post by reefer87 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:48 pm

    Filtration seems to be good I just cleaned everything this weekend as well. Soaked everything in ro/di and put everything back together. The only thing that really messes with the sand is a watchman goby and the purple pseudochromis. I don't think they stir it up enough to cause the tank to go milky. Btw this is in my 60. Could it be some sort of bacteria bloom.

    I have been dosing 2 part(every other day), waste away and refresh(both once a week).
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    Re: milky water?

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:54 pm

    When dosing 2 part, how long do you wait to add calcium and alkalinity? A precipitation event can occur with dosing 2 part but it would be a snowglobe affect on your tank. I've had that happen to my tank.


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    Re: milky water?

    Post by reefer87 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:56 pm

    I wait 5 mins. The bottle isn't very specific on how long to wait. What would happen if you don't wait long enough or you wait too long?

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