Hi guys, I set up my tank about 3 weeks ago to the day, been using the filter start which came with it (I assume this is ammonia?) and all was going well. Then last week when I stopped using filter start because I completed the 7 dose course, and did a water change, the water became cloudy and lots of strongy like alge? it's white/clear but I see hints of green now.
Anyway my local maidenhead aquatics guy says it's likely I killed some good bacteria in the filter and it's died/dying?! Told me to start adding the filter start again and don't do any water changes.
I'm worried now I might have to start all over again, will adding the filter start reestablish things to how they were before? I have real plants in the tank and have been feeding them, they have adequet substrate and lighting but some don't look too good ...
*sigh* I should have just kept it how it was and then I could have added fish! I have a 6 in 1 test kit and all levels except PH and KH come up good, although I'll get a proper test done at my local maidenhead aquatics next weekend to see where I stand.
Is there ANYTHING else I can do right now? other than adding the filter start again? How long will the tank be cloudy for and unsuitable for fish?