01-19-2013, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by FishyFishy89
When changing to sand, this is very normal. Just give it a few days to settle. I don't think your fish will be harmed. But if it is HEAVILY cloudy, I might be inclined to turn off the filter so it doesn't ruin it.
Filter has been running all night and seems fine I added a sponge to catch any debris and rinse it out daily. Its cloudy, but not heavily I dont think Ill go take a picture in a sec
Originally Posted by Byron
Don't use those. Most of them work by binding particles together into larger particles, the idea being that these are then more easily caught by the filter media/pads/sponges etc. But these chemicals also bind the gills of fish, and this can stress the fish and may kill them.
If there are fish in the tank, do a 50% water change (using a good conditioner) to get most of the chemical out.
If this is a bacterial bloom, as I still suspect it is, the clarifiers will obviously do nothing, so that at least bears this out.
I use a good conditioner, I will do a 50% change. Its gunna be fun because my siphon will not start on this tank for some reason. I think it may be to low to the ground.