Many aquarists are faced with the problem of clouding the water in their aquariums. There are several reasons for this phenomenon - algal blooms, biological surge, high levels of organic carbon. How to get rid of the mud in the aquarium?
The appearance of white or gray turbidity in a new aquarium may be due to the formation of the soil. Rinse the substrate thoroughly before placing it in the aquarium. As a rule, in 1-2 days after setting the water in the aquarium becomes clear. The presence of cloudy water for three or more days after placing the soil may indicate insufficient rinsing.
If, after filling the soil into a new aquarium, the water becomes transparent, and then turbidity reappears, this indicates the establishment of a biological balance in the system. Such turbidity is called bacterial. After a sufficient number of beneficial bacteria have formed, it usually disappears on its own. In order to make life easier for fish during this period, it is recommended to replace 1/4 of the aquarium water daily. Try to feed your fish as little as possible. In the first month of using the aquarium, do not include too many inhabitants.
Algae blooms are usually the cause of green turbidity in the aquarium. To remove the green haze, you need to change 1/4 of the water daily. Remove and rinse thoroughly the filter material of the aquarium filter. Reduce the amount of feed. Turn off the lights and do not turn on until the green cloudiness has disappeared. If possible, purchase a UV sterilizer or use algae removers available from pet stores. To avoid green cloudiness, it is recommended to position the aquarium in such a way that it was not exposed to direct sunlight. It is strictly forbidden to place aquariums on windows on the south side.
The appearance of yellow turbidity can be triggered by several factors. Such an effect can appear from an excess of fish waste products. In this case, it is necessary to acquire a more powerful reason for the appearance of yellow turbidity precisely in this. You should be aware that the process of leaching the wood pigment lasts from 2 to 6 months. After that, the water will become transparent again. During this period, it is recommended to change the water in the aquarium a little more often than usual. Rotting plants can be another cause of the yellow cloudiness. Remove dead and diseased algae from the tank. Purify the water with activated carbon. However, you should know that it absorbs not only harmful, but also useful substances from water. Therefore, the maximum life of the charcoal filter is one week. After using this filter, you must make sure that all other water indicators have remained normal.