10-15-2009, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LOUIE ACES
Hello everyone, I seem to have a reoccurring problem with changing the filter with my tank. My water will be crystal clear for months. I assume that I need to change the carbon insert in the filter since the instructions direct you to replace the carbon every month. But once I replace the carbon with a new one, my water gets all cloudy and muggy. It seems like a algae bloom maybe...??? I made sure to rinse the carbon before putting it in the filter.
Any suggestions besides using the water clarifier or that's the way to go?
Good advice from prevous responders. But on your last question, don't use chemicals to "clear" the water. These stress out some fish terribly. Always find the source of the problem and deal with it, as in this case nothing to worry about and some suggestions to prevent it next time. Stay away from chemicals. The fish have to stay in the water no matter what you put in it; they can't escape. And these things do stress them. Same applies to any "stuff," proper tank maintenance is the best preventative and cure.