Okay, I posted on this last month about my cloudy tank, tried all suggestions, and managed to get it partially clear for a day or so but it clouded back up and is driving me insane!!! It has been cloudy like this for like almost 2 months!!!
It is a 29 gallon, all water parameters are normal and have not altered as it is a well established and fully cycled tank. It is running with the Marineland Penguin 150B Bio Wheel filter, I have also added to it in the 2nd filter media space a bag of Fluval filter media made to trap extra phosphates, nitrate, and nitrites to help water stay safe and clear (not working for clearity).
So the cloudiness coloration is almost like a milky white when the light is on. The tank does have three live plants in it, one of them being mondo grass (which is new, added like 4 days ago and doing well).
So I have tried everything...
Water changes- Gave me a few hours of reduced clarity, and then went right back (did as much as a 50% WC)
Algae remover- just left me with a lot of work for my gravel vac.
Aqueon Water clearifier- did nothing
Phosphate Remover- worked great for the first dose, reduced cloudiness by like 50%...cloudiness came back.
Walmart water clearifier everyone brags about in the little yellow package- lifted a bit of the cloudiness, but not enough to make my tank clear again.
Fresh Carbon for the filter- nothing.
My thought was that maybe my filter in its entirety should be replaces with a better one? I would love to get a canister filter, but that is out of my price range. But I am not impressed with the bio wheel, and feel like my old HOB Power Filter was better.