Thanks all for the suggestions and thoughts.
I fear the playsand isnt the culprate sadly. As about 2 days after the playsand was set up and all in the tank the water went from sand cloudy to crystal clear. (And the sand was cleaned very very well, and also after adding it to the tank and filling it with water did a 99% water change before adding fish or plants to make sure that it was as clean as possible.)
I just got back from Petsmart a little while ago and went ahead and bought the carbon refills for my AquaClear filter and added it. Also grabbed some Fluval Polishing Pads and stuffed a large one into my Marineland filter. I am hoping that within the next 48 hours I should be able to see my fish again.
I have been losing fish, but not related to water parameters. 4 of 5 neons filled with eggs and 2 of them were unable to lay them and ended up dying from being clogged up with eggs. Two of the remaining 3 are still full but havent died yet and seem to be doing well at the moment. All other fish are fine and dandy, and I am sure the reason for the cloudiness is something that isnt effecting the fish. Thanks for the reassurance Byron, I really appreciate it, at least I know I am not going crazy, lol.
I will post if there are any changes over the next few days, and I will keep an eye on the plants. Which reminds me... could it be a plant that causes cloudiness? I have never heard of Blyxa before and really just know its a mid-high light bushy tall stem plant. Its the only "unusual" plant in the tank, anyone familiar with this plant and think it could be doing the cloudiness somehow?