03-12-2009, 01:58 PM
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First thing we need to know what is the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate, pH levels? Knowing these levels will head us in the right direction into figuring out what possibly could be going on with your tank, and how to help save your other fish.
Adding products to your aquarium to get rid of the algae I think only make it worse. If you are having an algae problem it could be do to a lot of things. How many hours a day is the light on? Is the light old? Is there natural light, like the sun, on the tank? How often do you do water changes, and how much do you think you take out when you do the water change?
When your son poured in the entire bag of food and you did those water changes, I am afraid that those water changes did some damage. Doing those large water changes in such a short amount of time (that's how I understood it) is not good.
Do you have any pictures so we can figure out what fish you have so you know how exactly to care for them?
Hopefully you can answer these questions quickly so more people can give you some input.
**Forgot to mention, that the cloudy water could be the beneficial bacteria blooming, so with all the cleaning you have done you most likely have sent your tank back into a cycle, which is deadly for most fish. When dealing with an aquarium it is best to leave the filter and biowheels alone unless they are broken. The beneficial bacteria lives on those and the gravel/decor in the tank so when you do such a clean all at once you will send your tank back into a cycle**
Stop the cleaning until we know exactly what's going on.... thanks!
Last edited by adpierin11; 03-12-2009 at 02:03 PM..