02-12-2011, 10:25 AM
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This is my first aquarium, and I think I have made an awful mistake. I was at the pet store yesterday, and I saw this Marineland Premium Carbon-Ammonia Neutralizing Blend. I have read that in the beginning stages of having a tank (this is my 4th week), that ammonia levels can spike. The product claimed "great for new aquariums". Well i was doing my weekly water change (20%) and I decided to pour the neutralizing blend in. Now my tank water looks terrible, like one big dust cloud. I'm freaking out because I dont want my fish to die, and more importantly I don't want them to suffer. Did I make a fatal mistake or will my fish be ok? Also a lot of the black gravel hasn't sank, so it's just floating on the top of my tank and getting in the filter pump... any suggestions? Thanks so much!
2 juvenile Jack Dempsey Cichlids
2 Juvenile Firemouth Cichlids
40 Gallon Tank