06-24-2007, 07:35 AM
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Cloudy New Tank
Hi, this is my first post here. I have been keeping fish for 15 years now with a lot of different experience. This is the 1st time that I am trying to keep a real planted tank.
What I am having a problem with is my new tank that is just red flourite gravel and DI water in it has a white cloudy color and that oily protein buildup on the surface. The red flourite gravel was causing a red cloudy color at 1st, but that is now gone and I am left with this. I did a complete water change and was very careful not to disturb the gravel, but the water is still cloudy. I have been skimming the surface to remove the oil only to find that is it back within 2 hours or so.
What do you think is going on?