Cloudy Water After Water Changes - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Cloudy Water After Water Changes

Cloudy Water After Water Changes

This is a discussion on Cloudy Water After Water Changes within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by Sam Crow It wasn't green when it first started to cloud up. That's what made me think it wasn't algae. 2 ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Colombian Tetra
Colombian Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Cloudy Water After Water Changes
Old 04-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #11
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Crow View Post
It wasn't green when it first started to cloud up. That's what made me think it wasn't algae. 2 days ago it started to have a green-ish hue to the color. BINGO, algae. My wife has been leaving the light on all day(so I've come to find out), so I figure that helped cause the abundance of algae.
It was likely just a bacterial bloom initially. The light on constantly would certainly cause green water. Not to mention stressing the fish. Keep a close eye out for ich, it is very comon when the lighyt has been on 24/7. Fish need 6-8 hours of complete darkness every night, as indeed do plants.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #12
 
Sam Crow's Avatar
 
FINAL UPDATE:

Water is crystal clear now. Fish are still healthy. Wife is happy. All is well. Thanks for the advice/support.

I "fixed" it by doing a 50% water change, lowered my water level by a half inch (allowing more water movement from the filter), wiped off plants and decor by hand, did a gravel vac and glass wipe. Didn't use any chemicals (except to treat my tap water). Water just cleared up over night.

The water has been clear for over 24 hours now.
Sam Crow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #13
 
That's great!
AbbeysDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very Cloudy Water Fishoutofwater Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 36 04-01-2012 06:31 PM
just did 50 water change cloudy really cloudy southamericancichlidguy23 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 44 01-19-2010 01:28 AM
White Cloudy Water + Dead Fish after water change HELP!!! eviltuna Tropical Fish Diseases 8 03-05-2008 01:03 AM
help cloudy water after water change angel62 Tropical Fish Diseases 5 02-22-2007 03:21 PM


Tags
29 gallon, aquarium, cloudy water, water changes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 AM.