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    Jebo External Canister Filter

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    Just bought the above and started to use since laste Friday. Before using I actually rinse it with running water to clear any dust or dirt. But however since laste Friday till now the water it has been very cloudy. Please advise anything wrong? And how long will the cloudy water goes away?

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    How silly me I forgot about bacterial. Will introduce some good bacterial and believe will solve the problem. Thanks.

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    The filter will need time to mature. Once it does, the water will be clear again. If you must have clear water in the interim, use a UV light, connected at the output end of the filter.

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    Thanks. Will introduce some bacterial first before trying alternative. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevino
    Thanks. Will introduce some bacterial first before trying alternative. Thanks.
    May I know how to introduce bacterial into the filter? Thanks.

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    All bio-bacteria can be bought from lfs.

    For external canister filter which has yet to be introduced to the tank, I've put both inlet and outlet water flow into a pail of water and dose it with bio-bacteria into this pail of water and let it cycle for a day or two. This will be good enough for a rapid good bacteria to be formed in the canister.

    As for this new setup 3ft tank, I'll just dose the recommended amount of bio-bactria solution directly into the tank and let the good bacteria formed by itself. This will take longer where the volume of 3ft tank against a pail of water.

    Above are my experience of introducing bacteria. Please comment from any brothers here if you have a better way.

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    It's your basic nitrogen cycle. Basically getting some sort of waste in there will help, for example dirt from another matured filter, or even the gravel.

    Once some waste gets into the tank, bacteria will start to grow. To speed things up, there are commercial bacteria additives out in the market.

    Some put in feeder fish to help produce waste and cycle the tank faster too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by |squee|
    It's your basic nitrogen cycle. Basically getting some sort of waste in there will help, for example dirt from another matured filter, or even the gravel.

    Once some waste gets into the tank, bacteria will start to grow. To speed things up, there are commercial bacteria additives out in the market.

    Some put in feeder fish to help produce waste and cycle the tank faster too.
    Thanks Kevino and Terence.
    Since there are good and bad bacteria, is there any test kit to check?

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    Nothing that I know of.

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    As long as you allow set up your filter media correctly, allow it to mature and clean the filter media properly and regularly (every 3 to 6 months, or when filter flow is obviously reduced), you can assume that the filter has good bacteria.

    Oh yes... there is one test kit... your nose. If you open the filter and it stinks like stagnant drain water, you can be pretty sure its full of bad bacteria. However, no smell does not mean there isn't any.
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    that happened to me recently...do a black out for 2-3 days...thereafter, problem solved.

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