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Cloudy Water After A Water Change?

Discussion in 'Off Topic and Chat' started by rs18alpha, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. rs18alpha

    rs18alpha Subscriber

    Feb 3, 2017
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    Some times after I do a WC the water gets cloudy.
    Is this normal?

    When I do a basic WC I keep my hob filter on and I use a net with a colander inside to keep the water from disturbing the substrate. When the water goes thru the net it doesn't disturb anything so I know this isn't the cause of the cloudy water.

    Of course when I need to clean the filter I turn it off. When I clean my filter media I use tank water. I always keep the media wet as well.

    Any ideas on this?
  2. Kyalgae

    Kyalgae Lifetime Members
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    Aug 25, 2016
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    If I use my well water, before going through the RO, initially it is clear for a few hours, but I think the high iron in the water starts to precipitate out. This does make things cloudy. If I use even a little bit of this water I get haze. The filter eventually removes the small particles. It might be that.
  3. Allwissend

    Allwissend Article Editor
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    Jun 20, 2016
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    What type of water do you use? Do you notice the cloudiness as it comes up or after some time ? How long does it last ?

    If water comes under high pressure, the formation of micro air bubbles as water quickly depressurizes can give a milky color.

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