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post #1 of 8 Old 08-30-2010, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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ok im sure there are a million threads about this and im sure its a simple fix but i really wana make sure im doing the right thing befor i go ahead and add my fish so here it is..... im new to breeding fish so far iv been working with mollies just to get a feal for what it takes to care for the fish and fry. iv had 3 female mollies and 1 male mollie in a 55g tank for some time and have had lots of fry whitch go into a smaller tank as im able to catch them. my problem is in my 55g tank i decided to use river rock (about 1 inch per stone) as my gravle and my fry hide deep within so its very hard to catch them with a net befor they get eaten or end up getting stuck in the rock. so as a solution iv decided to move my millies to a 30g tank with sand and haveing it well planted for the fry. anyways iv washed the sand whitch took forever whitch i knew was going to and after placeing it in the tank and slowly filling the tank with water useing a dish to pour on as not to stir up to much my tank has become a milky white cloudy tank. iv run the filter (whisper 40 power filter) for 2 days now with no change (and yes i changed the inlet to be higher so i dont suck sand). i also turned the filter off for a day to see if that would help. so here i am asking if anyone else has had this happen and what i should do (besides get rid of the sand lol). i was thinking maybe do a complete water change but hopeing i wont have to. please any sugestions will be helpfull.
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-30-2010, 03:20 AM
If there aren't any fish in it.you can actually do a water change. The particles are too small to be trapped in the filter.that's why it's always floating around in the tank.

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-30-2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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there are no fish or anything in there yet iv been afraid to add anything.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-30-2010, 06:06 AM
no fish thats so easy.do water changes every day. my tank had the same problem.sometimes i do as much as 90% water change when it's too cloudy.this went on for about a week. each time the filter got clogged i used the old aquarium water to wash the filter media.plus you can put add clear in. it'd s type of liquid that binds to the smaller particles and help it stick to the filter medium.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-30-2010, 01:00 PM
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Just curious, when you do a water change are you using a gravel vac or another method?

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-30-2010, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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i did a few water changes and the cloudyness improved alot but its still a lil bit. i have well water so when i cycle a tank its really fast plus i used my water from my 55g to help fill the 30g and everything came out perfect. i gave in and put my plants and fish in a little while ago like i said its still a lil cloudy but they dont seem to mind. ill have to get some of that stuff and try it out. thankes
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-01-2010, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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yay water is crystal clear now fish are happy and so arnt the plants... pics soon to come ty for the help =)
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-01-2010, 12:52 AM
congrats =) pics pics pics yay!!!!

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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