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Old 04-06-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Milky Cloudy Water in all my tanks


Ok so recentally i purchased a new rodi unit and everything has been going fine until this last week i noticed the water in all my tanks is milky (white) which my research has me lead to believe my tanks are CYCLING. Is this correct? Or could it be a malfunction in my rodi unit...? what in the unit would cause water to be clear coming out of rodi unit then after a week become milky? Thanks for all your input guys...prolly something simpe im overlooking.Thanks in advance...
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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is your output of your RO/DI unit going directly inyour your system? We need more information on your tanks for make a decision. How long have they been set up? what salt are you using? are all your tanks plumbed together?
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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I had this happen a few times over the years both in FW and SW....

at one time I had 7 tanks do it at the same time, and 1 was SW and the others where FW, and one of the FW tanks I had not changed the water in a year...
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:02 AM   #4
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my rodi unit is not directly into tank i make water in 35 g drums...the water in them is clear...so im thinking maybe dosing too much carbon in my nano...we will see water change today i have a 28 g nano hqi over 1 year and a 90 g recently cycled setup
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #5
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I know if you don't run fresh water over the carbon before running it in a tank it will cloud up the water
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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Its not chips of carbon its reef biofuel carbolic splurge water change. Helped but still cloudy in my 90
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:49 PM   #7
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Its not chips of carbon its reef biofuel carbolic splurge water change. Helped but still cloudy in my 90
do you have a link to this product?
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #8
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do you have caulerpa in your tank or refugium or anything? because i know if it gets into just the right lighting cyle it will make all your water milky. but other than that i don't know, sorry, and good luck with it.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #9
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Do you have a urchin?
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #10
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I only had it happen once in my 55 gal. Something had spawned. If your rock in all your tanks came from the same source it may be a spawn. This is spring and the spawn cycle may have happened.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #11
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I know if you don't run fresh water over the carbon before running it in a tank it will cloud up the water
I never run my water over carbon before being put in my tank I actually don't use any carbon period and my water is always crystal clear.
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