Salt and Buffer
Hi, I am have a bout with white cloudy water. This has been going on for little over two weeks now.
Tank is 65H gal. (cycled 24th Sept'07)
Fish: 5 yellow labs (3-4 inches) and various peacocks (3-5 inches).
Feeding: 3x's a day to total 5ml. Dainachi baby pellets.
Lighting: a single 60 watt 50/50 power compact on 10hour timer
Heaters: dual 150 watt
Substrate: pool filter sand: 80 lbs
Rocks: Texas Holey rock: 40 lbs.
Filtration: Jebao canister packed with 4L SeaChem Bio Matrix & 2L Eheim EfiMech. Eheim canister 2215 packed with 1L EfiMech, 1L prefilters, 1.5L Bio Matrix, 1L fine filter.
Water quality: 0 AM, 0 Ni, 10-40 Na, pH 8.2, KH 16, GH 17.
Maint: every 6th or 7th day
Conditioners: Prime. I alternate everyother WC with Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer.
I read in thie forum about a cichlid tank's KH should be about 10dKH as the person was also experiencing cloudy water.
On the 5th Feb. I did use Clarity as directed and the results were good I say cleared up 60% of the haze. Looking directly at the tank it looks great, from the sides not so good.
I am not sure where my imbalance is. I do have Purigen as a stand-by let me know if this would fix or just band-aid the situation.
Love the SeaChem products. Been using since the early 90's!!
Picture of tank: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc245/usnthem/DSCF0370.jpg
Last edited by USnThem; 02-06-2008 at 00:30.
Reason: Feeding schedule