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02-21-2005, 12:33 PM
I just set up a 30 gallon tank with 2 small red oscars in it and the water is always cloudy. From the side it looks like gasses are floaring in the water. I think that it is the rocks? I tryed to clean them but it still does it. Does anyone else have this problem? :cry:
02-21-2005, 10:10 PM
Which kind of stones is it?
How did you clean them?
How much are you feeding the oscars? how often? with what?
How often to you change water.? How much?
How often do you clean your filter? With warm or cold water?
Did you let the aquarium get ready before you added the fish or did you add the fish as soon as the water was in the tank?
Many questions, but they will help me solve your problem.
02-22-2005, 01:02 AM
They are just sones for aquariums.(Reddish)
I cleaned the rocks with hot water.
I feed the oscars 2 times a day and just enough that they can eat in 2 minutes, and if they don't eat it all I scoop it out with cichlid flakes.
I change the water 1 or 2 times each week.
I clean the filter more than once a week with hot water.
I let the aquarium heat up and circulate like 2 or 3 days.
02-22-2005, 11:56 AM
I think we may have found the problem. Never, I repeat never clean a filter in hot water, It kills bacteria that are necessary for it to work. So when you clean it with hot water it takes a week for it to start working correctly again and since you are cleaning it several time week it's never working properly.
I recommend you use water of cold/room temperature instead. Youíre also cleaning your filter way of often. I would recommend cleaning it once every 3-4 weeks unless itís clogged in which case you clean it earlier. This is because a filter works better when it isnít that clean.
Changing water 2 times a week might also be a little excessive. One time is enough unless you se the water quality worsen.
If you are to setup a new aquarium I would recommend letting it circulate for a longer period, maybe 1 week or two. I usually recommend letting your new aquarium circulate for about 3- days then add a few small fishes that you don't care about, maybe a few guppy and then wait a week until releasing the fish youíre planning to have in the aquarium into the aquarium. Feed, but donít overfeed the guppy while you circulating your aquarium.
Hopes this helps you. Let me know if this solves your problem?
02-28-2005, 05:31 PM
So far it has been cleaning up the water slowly. Thanks Alot!
02-28-2005, 11:47 PM
good to hear.
Donīt hesite to visit the forum if you get any new problems. Or just to look around.
Best of luck!
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