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post #11 of 45 Old 01-10-2010, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
i have a whisper 60 and i have 55 gallon tank so will it be cleared up by tommorow

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #12 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
still cloudy after three days

its still cloudy hell im pumping 364 gallons a hour maybe i buy another filter that way i be pumping 700 something a hour idk but this cloudyness is bugging me.

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch

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post #13 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
i did 70 percent water was clear last nite back to the same old cloudyness i dont knw wut do besides get another filter on friday try that theory

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #14 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 05:04 PM
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Leave your tank alone. Measure your water make sure you have no NO2, NO3, Ammonia - If that all comes back zero, leave your tank alone. This can well be a bacteria bloom. Doing all these large w/c will just have you end up with a endless bacteria bloom and it'll never clear up.

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post #15 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 05:16 PM
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This can well be a bacteria bloom.
I was just about to suggest the same thing. However, I would recommend continuing with doing large water changes. The bacteria that result in these sorts of blooms are aerobic bacteria, which means they need oxygen to survive. Huge amounts of them can seriously deplete your oxygen levels. While your cichlids especially can withstand some pretty low oxygen levels (especially for fish their size) it's best not to subject them to that. There are several reasons why blooms like this happen, probably the most common of which is a mini-cycle that results in a lot of ammonia in your water. Under normal conditions there's nowhere near enough food to support these numbers of bacteria so as your tank stabilizes the bloom will go away on its own. You might want to consider doing something to increase the surface agitation on your tank to help get more oxygen into your water. Add an air stone or lower your water level so that your filters break up the surface of the water better.

Of course, this is all assuming that your problem is definitely a bacterial bloom, but since it seems like the sand has already been in the tank for quite some time and you did your water change the same way you always do (avoiding disturbing the sand) not to mention that you said that the sand is blue (which I don't think would result in a milky looking cloudiness like you've got there) then I'm leading toward bacterial bloom.

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post #16 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
i have 4 air stones going at once one at each corner and two in the middle i will continue the water changes is that gonna stress the fish out continuely changing the water over and over

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #17 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
i knw im over stocked i was gonna get another filter to double up the amount of waste in the tank to keep amonia levels down i was thinking another whipser 60 that would make it pump 728 a hour instead 364

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #18 of 45 Old 01-12-2010, 11:51 PM
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dont get any more fiish, that would be a bad thing to do. you dont need another filter.... just let it do its thing and keep up on water changes.

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post #19 of 45 Old 01-13-2010, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
k i will but one more thing i feed cichlid pellets and flakes and shrimp at sametime is that bad should i stop the flakes i cant stop the shrimp cuz the sturgeon but i could switch to i think its blood worms im not sure wut there called they look like live little worms moving about and swimming in the tank idk what they are called lol only used them once

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #20 of 45 Old 01-13-2010, 03:45 AM
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Cutting back on the feedings is going to reduce the overall amount of nutrients in the tank that could result in a bacterial bloom. How much do you feed your fish, usually?

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