I have a Tetra drum with plastic elements covered with a pond filter pad.
Why is my water turning cloudy? I never cleaned the plastic elements in the drum. Is that the reason?
Cloudy water can be caused by any number of things. Excess organics and overstocking of fish would be the two biggest possible reasons. In regards to the bio media, it should be cleaned out each fall before putting the filter up for the winter. If they are clogged with sludge, this could certainly be an issue, yes.
Date published: 2013-10-22