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What seemed to have happened overnight Is my reef getting really cloudy. It’ll be a year old in less than a month, it’s gotten worst everyday but specifically today it looks like it’s gotten more cloudy within a few hours. I’m not sure if anything is spawning in the tank but this has been an issue for a few weeks now, any ideas? Thanks a lot.
 

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Hey everyone,

What seemed to have happened overnight Is my reef getting really cloudy. It’ll be a year old in less than a month, it’s gotten worst everyday but specifically today it looks like it’s gotten more cloudy within a few hours. I’m not sure if anything is spawning in the tank but this has been an issue for a few weeks now, any ideas? Thanks a lot.
It depends on what is in the tank? do you have coral? Fish? etc etc
The most common would be a bacterial bloom because something has died? How big is the tank?
Are you perhaps overfeeding?
Another possibility would be calcium/Carbonate precipitation - if you're dosing - so more information might be helpful
 
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It depends on what is in the tank? do you have coral? Fish? etc etc
The most common would be a bacterial bloom because something has died? How big is the tank?
Are you perhaps overfeeding?
Another possibility would be calcium/Carbonate precipitation - if you're dosing - so more information might be helpful
Yes, it’s a 90 gallon. I have 7 fish in the system, all softies so far, leathers zoas and gorgonians. I feed once a day with a quarter sheet of sea weed for the tangs about it.
 
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Leathers are known for releasing tannin that will yellow the water.
Really the only thing I can say is one of my devils hand is starting to split from what it seems. It’s grown a really good amount since I got it, polyps are always out, it just seems like it’s multiplying into a second colony.
 

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It might be good to measure your parameters. With leather corals - carbon is always a good idea IMHO. do more water changes - 10% x 3 is minimal. I would also measure your nutrients (NO3/PO4) - I might stop the reef roads
 

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Yes, it’s a 90 gallon. I have 7 fish in the system, all softies so far, leathers zoas and gorgonians. I feed once a day with a quarter sheet of sea weed for the tangs about it.
So - you are saying you have 7 tangs in a 90 gallon? Thats not causing the cloudy water - but it seems like a lot of fish. It also depends on how big the sheet is
 
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So - you are saying you have 7 tangs in a 90 gallon? Thats not causing the cloudy water - but it seems like a lot of fish. It also depends on how big the sheet is
No no I have 7 fish total, 2 tangs, my apologies should’ve clarified. I stopped the roids quite awhile ago, because I didn’t see much benefit from it. Besides increasing nutrients. I tested yesterday and NO3 was about 15 & PO4 0.25
 
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It might be good to measure your parameters. With leather corals - carbon is always a good idea IMHO. do more water changes - 10% x 3 is minimal. I would also measure your nutrients (NO3/PO4) - I might stop the reef roads
Do you think possibly the increased nutrients from the roids caused it? The cloudiness just seemed to come on later than I would expect. But what do I know lol.
 

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Do you think possibly the increased nutrients from the roids caused it? The cloudiness just seemed to come on later than I would expect. But what do I know lol.
Dont know if it is or not. Its usually higher nutrients than necessary
 
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