01-20-2009, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Lupin
How long have you had the carbon in the tank?
The carbon has been in there for a few days only. I guess i wasn't thinking, I should have replaced the pads one at a time.
Originally Posted by Bakerman
If you have ruled out the mini cycle over the next few days, and if the milky appearance is bothering you, you could run a diatom filter (such as a vortex)on it for a few hours and see if that does the job cleaning it up.
However, that will not address the root cause of the cloudiness, and will do nothing to prevent a repeat.
MY experience has been that when that happens in a tank that is cycled it is because of dissolved organic compounds in the water, often due to overfeeding or overcrowding.
Just my opinions, and YMMV.
Good luck and please keep us posted on progress so we can all learn what you discover as you work through the issue.
I highly doubt it is overcrowding, i ony have 7 2-5 inch fish. It very well could be overfeeding. I'll keep an eye on that, thanks.