the tank wouldnt sort itself out even with regular water changes
so to cut a really long story short i got hold of another tank from a friend and moved everything over to it
i emptied the cloudy tank and well left it empty for a week to think things over ,
i decided i would use the opportunity to make a real slate background so after 3 evenings of breaking and glueing slate to the tank it was finally ready to fill back up!
i filled it with a water/sterilising fluid first to hopefully get rid of anything nasty in the tank then rinsed a couple of times
well the fish have been back in for 2 weeks now and everything is fine! no cloudy water at all so i am really pleased
i kno its still early days but ammonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate 20
i cant help but think i had some kind of infection in the tank and no matter what i would do it wouldnt sort itself out!
i have changed my profile pic , the camera isnt the best but let me know what you think and thanks for your advice
by the way have any of you seen a tank this shape before? i was thinking of making a slightly smaller version of mine to sell