03-06-2014, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rsskylight04
Be careful Will, cloudy water is often a sign of biological imballance in the tank. I would encourage you to invest in a good test kit if you can. Or if not , take your water in to LFS to be tested.
Only clean your filter if the waterflow is restricted. That gunk on your filter piece is what we call biological filtration! Belive it or not, that gunk helps keep to water healthy, not clear, but healthy. Its good that you have gunk in your filter, tells me that your tank/filter is mature.
I wouldn't hold very true to the gunk statement. I just cleaned out a tank that has been running empty with fish waste and excess food and the parameters were off the charts yet my filter was full of gunk.