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  1. Default Particles fogging up the water

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    I just did a water change the other day, and I see the fish tank is even more filled with particles floating all over. This seems to have gotten worse over time. I have a theory that this may be due to the feces the fish produce?

    Am I correct here, and if so, what would the solution be? Since water changes are not helping... should I take out all the gravel, and rinse it through some sort of strainer, since I can see a lot of solid matter that has settled down into the gravel over time. I suspect this is what is causing all the particles to float in the tank.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Completing a few extra gravel vacs now could be the answer, along with regular gravel vacs along with your weekly routine water changes from here on in

    Did you wash the substrate before putting it in your tank ?

    Did you just set-up this aquarium ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Something I have used to great effect is a small amount of polyfil pillow stuffing. I just put a wad in my filter after a water change and it helps pull out quite a bit of gunk. But it holds onto that stuff and will leach nitrates back into your tank, so just leave it in for a day then remove it. A bag of polyfil is cheap and will last you a long time.

    As far as fish waste being the issue I think that would depend on the type of fish you have. Every fish has a different bioload. How big is this tank and what fish do you have in it?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    On a lot of systems particles are substrate or gravel related. Fish poo is relatively heavy and it would require a substantial current for them to remain distributed in the water column. So it's unlikely to be that.

    Floss in the filter can indeed do a lot for removal of particles.

    Are these indeed particles? Or perhaps micro bubbles? Getting rid of those would require a very different approach.

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