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01-17-2011, 07:34 PM
ive had mirky water in the tank for two weeks. i change water once week but still there.
what can i do to fix this?
01-17-2011, 07:42 PM
First you need to figure out whats causing this...
How long have you had your tank set up?
Did you thoroughly rinse the gravel?
What kind of filtration are you using?
What do you have in your tank? (fish, plants, etc)
Anything decaying? This might cause a bacterial bloom. Keep up the partial water changes, and make sure to remove any decaying plants/fish/excess food. If overfeeding is a possible problem cut back to feeding your fish every 2 or 3 days and feed only what your fish can completely consume within a few minutes.
01-17-2011, 08:14 PM
i have had the tank going for a year, i dnt know if the gravel has been rinsed as my ex set the the tank up for me.
im feeding them every 2-3 days so i know that not the porblem
01-17-2011, 10:56 PM
Have you tested the water? Any missing fish? Hows your filter? DOes it need to be cleaned at all? Any new plants?
01-17-2011, 11:02 PM
Another question is have you checked the glass. I thought my water was cloudy recently and then I realised it was a build up on the glass.
Do you use carbon? Adding filter carbon will help clear water up at times.
01-18-2011, 08:56 PM
i clean glass and filter every time i do a water change no new plants, no fish missing, but did get new fish 2 weeks ago. no i havent tested water, but think i will have to do that.
01-18-2011, 09:02 PM
You should do that, something is feeding that bacteria you have in your water! Get yourself a good kit if you can, or take it to your LFS to get it tested...
01-19-2011, 02:26 AM
kool, thank you for ur feedback. i will go in and get a kit
01-19-2011, 10:36 AM
When you clean the filter what do you do?
Sounds like the tank is cycling again.
01-21-2011, 12:00 AM
i take out of tank, and take it apart and clean it all. that all i tend to do when cleaning the filter
01-21-2011, 12:05 AM
How are you cleaning the filter?
01-25-2011, 04:54 AM
i put the filter in a bucket of water and get a soft sponge clean all the parts. also take the filter apart.
Goes to 11!
01-25-2011, 09:25 AM
A week ago you said you were getting a test kit, Please post your water parameters.
Are you using ONLY old tank water throughout this process?
Or are you using a fresh bucket of tap water?
It should be the first [1st] one.
Untreated municipal tap water often has chlorine in it & that spells instant death for the beneficial bacteria living in your filter media.
And if your BB dies - Your tank will need to re-cycle and this could cause bacterial blooms which appear very much like murky water.
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