I have a ten gallon tank with a male Dwarf Gourami, a few Neon Tetras, a couple Harlequin Rasporas, and a snail. I probably do half water changes every 3 days because the water gets really cloudy (not necisarily dirty) after one to two days.
I live in a dorm room so the water that is available is tap from the showers, which isn't exactly the safest to use, I know, but it's all I have. I do use water conditioner and I am very careful about how much I put in and making sure there is nothing else in the water before pouring it in.
My roommate has the exact same tank, slightly different set up, and also uses the tap water, but his tank stays crystal clear for about a month. He has 6 Molly fish, one Molly fry and a snail in it.
I'm trying to figure out why it gets so cloudy and what I can do to stop it. I've considered that it could be:
•Sediment in the gravel
•The filter (which I replaced the carbon pack to and it's still happening)
•The specific faucet I am using for the water (which it isn't because I started using the same one that my roommate uses) The tank has:
•A few fake plants
•A small fake rock
•A bubble stone
•Heater that came with tank
•Filter that came with tank
•Light that came with tank
Maybe I'm just dumb but I really can't figure out why it keeps doing this.
Somebody help me!