WHITE BUCKET CHALLENGE : How CLEAR do you think your water is in your reef aquarium? Show us your water!

How CLEAR do you think your water is in your reef aquarium?

  • Crystal Clear

    Votes: 126 43.0%
  • Mostly clear with a tint of yellow

    Votes: 140 47.8%
  • More yellow than clear

    Votes: 13 4.4%
  • YUCKY YELLOW

    Votes: 5 1.7%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 9 3.1%

  • Total voters
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vetteguy53081

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Clear. Even my water change station poly tank is clear.
 

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Water look clear after it settles its crystal clear. i vacum the sand bed every 2 weeks and I change carbon ever two weeks but while I am vacumming it looks reddish not yellow. I think its from maybe diatoms but areas of low flow turn the sand reddish and I have some frag racks on legs so always reddish under there!

Cant wait until frag tank is ready so I can move those racks! My new blenny has been very happy pecking at them! lol
 

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It's sort of blue-ish, this is from my AWC waste water

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Once the SPS coral take over, I find the water in the bucket is nearly clear. I don't like it to be too clear. I find it indicates a nutrient shortage that will cause issue, eventually. It really comes down to what my coral have become accustomed to. If I go crazy with carbon / GFO / Water changes, it drastically changes PAR levels and nutrient availability in the system, which throws everything off. Kind of obvious I suppose. All that said, I like to see a subtle tint of yellow/blue.. almost green, in a white bucket.
 

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A couple of weeks doing calcium carbonate and you will have the best clear water that you’ve ever had. Turning clarity up a notch.
 

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I don’t have a white bucket. Does a white ceramic coffee mug count?

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Maybe 2-3 water changes in 10.5 years
 
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Let's see some more!
 

HAVE YOU EVER SUCCESSFULLY KEPT SPS? (DROP YOUR TIPS AND TRICKS IN THE COMMENTS!)

  • Yes, I'm a reefing wizard.

    Votes: 38 26.6%
  • Yes, but it was a battle.

    Votes: 25 17.5%
  • I'm working on it!

    Votes: 40 28.0%
  • Nope...

    Votes: 9 6.3%
  • I've never tried, but I will eventually.

    Votes: 18 12.6%
  • I value my peace of mind, so I'll stick to LPS.

    Votes: 8 5.6%
  • Other (Please explain!)

    Votes: 5 3.5%

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