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iPesci 05-02-2007 05:47 PM

Stupid water...
on monday I vacuumed out the tank (before that it was a little cloudy) And now it is even more cloudy...The other day my mom went to the pet store to ask them about my sucker fish (he stays in the bottom corner of the tank..) he said I feed them to much (twice a day) now I feed them once a day...

Can someone tell me why the water is cloudy and ways to make it go away...
:?: :?: :?:

Enzo 05-02-2007 05:49 PM

maybe theres oxygen in the water well more than usual like right when u poor a glass of water from the tap

leifthebunny 05-02-2007 06:15 PM

If you're overfeeding and the water is white cloudy, chances are you have molding food in your tank. You'll need to vacuum out the food particles. I had to rip out my hornwort to find the lost food.

iPesci 05-02-2007 06:18 PM

How would I know if there is more oxygen than usual?
and what is a hornwort?

Lupin 05-02-2007 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by iPesci
and what is a hornwort?

Plants. They are simply floating plants and even when planted, they will never grow roots.

JouteiMike 05-03-2007 12:04 AM

How long has the tank been running?

Sounds like it's still cycling. I would just leave it be and be patient. Don't over clean it. It is good you cut feeding down to once a day, as opposed to twice a day. Even every other day would be okay.

Do you have a liquid test kit to test your water parameters?

iPesci 05-03-2007 07:50 AM

I have stuff to test pH, Ammonia and Nitrite.

Where can you get hornworts?

It has been running about 1 1/2 months or so...

iPesci 05-03-2007 07:58 AM

Should I take some kind of water sample to our pet store?

xingumike 05-03-2007 08:28 AM

test the water for what you can and post the results here, that may help

leifthebunny 05-03-2007 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by iPesci
Where can you get hornworts?

You should be able to find it at your LFS. Here's a picture of it:

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