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post #1 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Don't know why my fish are dying

I've had an aquarium for about 7 or 8 months and have never had a problem. I did my research before i started and learned about maintaining fis healthy. I learned about fish illnesses. But all of a sudden my fish just started to die right after the water started to get cloudy. I dont know why the water got that way.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:37 PM
Have you tested your water?
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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No but what should i test it for? Nitrates?
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:44 PM
Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate. It sounds like your Ammonia is high. Is it Fresh or saltwater? And is it sort of a greenish color.
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I cant really tell if the water is green, but you can definetly tell it is not clear as it used to be.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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by the way it is a freshwater 29 gallon tank
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:50 PM
If it doesn't look green then it isn't an algea bloom. But test the water for Ammonia,Nitrite, and Nitrate. Do a 25% water change and insert a new filter cart. It sounds like your ammonia got a little high.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info but i have another question. What is an algae bloom?
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:57 PM
What it is, is micro. algea that is present in the water. It can zap the oxygen that the fish use's out of the water and the fish will dye to. The only way to get rid of it is to completely clean the tankout. That's why I asked you if your water's a little greenish.
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a million :)
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