04-02-2009, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by mollies
Yes it is a brakish 55 tank. It only has 10 mollies 2 archers and 2 columbian sharks in it. The wood has ben in it since set up. I had the brown water for a month then went away. Then came back for a day now gone. Yes the foggyness is the water i cleand part of the glass to make sure, that wasnt it. It makes the back wall hard to see. The loachs, tetras, and plec are in the fresh now and alot more active. No the mollie that died was one of the first ones i got that was preg. No other fish died so i think it was do to being preg.
From my experience with cloudy tanks, i think it is just due to too much happening at once. I would wait it out. I once had a tank that wouldn't clear and after three weeks I tried some of that clear stuff, but I can tell you the fish were very stressed, to the point I did an immediate partial water change. I suggest waiting this out. If this was a bacteria problem you would probably see it affecting the fish; as its not, it is probably suspended matter in the water, common after filter cleanings and even water changes, and that won't hurt the fish. I'm not a chemist or a biologist, so if other members have more experience in this and can help out, I'm sure they'll jump in.
One last thing occurs to me--have you noticed your tap water being cloudy? That's happened here a few times, usually after very heavy rains wash sediment into the water reservoirs. In 2002 or 2003 we had it bad, and it took almost the full week for the tank to clear after each partial water change.