Originally Posted by Boredomb
I would just test it first to be sure there is the presents of nitrates. The milky water could be a couple of things in this case. It could be from the food or even from all the bacteria you added to the tank. Either way mashallsea is right it needs a ammonia source to keep it going.
maybe ill put a little fish food in a filter media bag, and hang that in the middle of the tank, but not that much so it doesnt bloom like that again.i had added what was left of the goldfish food that i took to the tank, prob about 30 pellets. last night i took as much out as i could, so the remainder of fish food will see them through until i get home tonight.