Ugh. My aquarium is giving me nightmares. I'll spare you the whole story, but basically I have a 30 gallon aquarium with two small-ish fancy goldfish.
It is, I assume, uncycled (it was cycled, but then some issues arose, and now I'm out of ammonia test until I get paid (at which time I'll be getting a new aquarium and filter, anyway) at this point. It also doesn't have a filter so I'm doing water changes every day. I know this is not optimal, but its what I have to deal with until I get a paycheck.
I keep the water around 65-ish degrees f.
It has very, very little natural light and a florescent light (I'm not sure of the wattage, but I can check) that I basically only turn on while I'm in the room with the fish (not that often)
There are a few very small plants in it, but not enough that I would consider it 'planted'.
Anyway, no matter how much water I change or how often, it turns into a cloudy green almost immediately. I assume this is some sort of an algae, but I haven't read much on it.
I would REALLY like to get it under control and also know if it is harmful to my fish (or a sign of something that is harmful to my fish)
I know more info about the water would be helpful, but I switched jobs and thus have a period of almost no money until I get paid with my new job, so my fish keeping (which I have just gotten back into anyway) has suffered.
Any info or help is appreciated.
Oh yeah. I'd like to add that I have tried cutting back on feeding as well as keeping the light off for a few days and neither seemed to have any effect.