I came home from work today around 3pm EST. My water had went from crystal clear to hazy, I did a water change and moved my decore around and tryed to clean the gravel the best that I could. Added Activated carbin in my magnum filter all between 4pm and 5pm EST. Not sure what else I can do and what I need to look for. I just added that big catfish to my tank and now seems like my waters going to crap. Please help.
The water isnt green that I can see, just a creamly hazy color...
Tank age: Running 3 months.
nitrite: Between Stressful and deadly
nitrate: Between Stressful and deadly
kH: Not Sure
gH: Not Sure
tank temp: 81 degrees
Tank Filtration: One Top-Fin 60gal water filter with zeolight in the cartridge (to bring my ammonia levels down) and 1 H.O.T Magnum 250 loaded with some rocks that lower my nitrite and nitrate leves down and activated carbin (hopping it will clear my water up)
Recent Tank Changes: Recently added two 18" 50/50 bulbs, three differ kinds of live plants, I want to say they are hornwart (about 4 braches with big leaves that roots in the rocks, some kinda small plant that the roots have to be above water, and this other stuff that just grows and floats all over the tank whever it wants to. I also added 1 7inch upside down catfish yesterday. I came home this afternoon from work and my water isnt crystal clear anymore...also changed my decore and did a good clean today.
Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location, fish behavior): Fish seem to be doing well overall.
Volume and Frequency of water changes: 10-15% once a week
Chemical Additives or Media in your tank: Prime water conditioner, aquarium salt
Tank inhabitants: 5-7 Long-Fin Skirt Tetra, 3 Clown Loaches, 3 Bala Sharks, 3 Gold Groumie, 3 Silver Groumie, 2 Blood Fin Parrot fish, 1 7" upside down catfish, 1 rainbow shark, 2 dinosore something another (looks like a oversized worm), 1 Pacostimous
Recent additions to your tank (living or decoration): Added the large upside down cat fish, and two rocks for him to hide in
Exposure to chemicals: not sure
Digital photo (include if possible): I got pictures but the picture format wont work for this site.
Besides adding those, my water is hazy not to sure what I need to do about it. Any info will help and I hope I added everything in here that would be good to know, Hopfully I can get some help on what to do. Thanks in advance.