08-02-2007, 04:03 PM
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Noob questions :D
Sooo round about friday, I think it was, almost a week ago, I stocked up my new 30 gal aquarium. I have 2 bala sharks (i know they will get too big but i'm moving to a 80 or 90 gal when they grow up) 2 cory cats, a plec, and now 14 (it was only 6 but the other 8 looked so lonely in the pet store!) glowlight tetras. 20-40 regent filter, and a heater thats not even on atm. no plants, just plastic, and a bubbler (how can i resist a little scuba guy that blows bubbles out his ears?)
anywhoo the rank ran for about 3 weeks before I put fish in it and was crystal clear. I changed the filter when I added the fish (just the regular filter, not the bio sponge thing) and in the past week i've done 3 water changes and I just cant get the tank clean. the water is a LITTLE murky, some Crystal Clear helped alit, but if i reach in and touch the gravel or plants the debris and sediment from the gravel just goes flying and it clouds up a bit for a day. All of the plants and gravel and decorations were rinsed throughly before being placed in the tank.
do I need to do vacuum/changes more often? a bigger and/or better filter? something i can add to the water?
thanks in advance for helping my noobness out :D