Cloudy Water Treatments

Cloudy Water Treatments Help and Advice

Clear up cloudy water

A cloudy fish tank is something that no aquarist wants to see. Not only is it unsightly making it difficult to see the fish, plants and perhaps coral in all their beauty, it could also be dangerous. At Swell UK, we carry a range of top quality cloudy water treatments from leading manufacturers like Evolution Aqua, ChemiPure and API.

What are cloudy water treatments?

Cloudy water treatments are usually designed to flocculate (clump together) the free-living bacteria so they don't cloud the water. They can also do the same to other particles in the water, so can generally help improve clarity. However, as most cloudiness is caused by bacteria from polluted water, they're not a solution to the actual problem. Improving the water quality is.

Why might I buy cloudy water treatments?

Cloudy water is usually caused by a "bacterial bloom". This is the sudden growth of nitrifying bacteria that have exploded in population size to cope with a rise in organic pollution in the water. The sheer mass of bacteria in the water causes it to look cloudy or milky. This looks unsightly and can consume lots of oxygen from the water, causing the fish to gasp for breath. We advise fishkeepers to test their water for signs of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate as they commonly co-occur with cloudy water.

What are the main types of cloudy water treatments?

Aquarium Systems Clear Up is used to clear up cloudy, white aquarium water without harmful chemicals. It can be added when the water is cloudy, especially after stirring up the substrate when cleaning the aquarium. This comes in a choice of freshwater or marine treatments, so you can keep your tank looking its best all the time. Ciano Water Bio-Bact contains a mix of different live bacteria that naturally break down ammonia and nitrites within your aquarium water, which helps to correct the aquarium balances. This optimisation of the biological filtration, and improvement of the water quality, improve the entire aquarium ecosystem.

What accessories should I buy with cloudy water treatments?

The majority of cases of cloudy water can be treated with appropriate treatments and regular 10-15% water changes. Test kits can also be helpful to catch problem chemicals like phosphates and nitrates in the early stages before the water turns cloudy.