07-18-2008, 04:34 PM
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Sounds like the tank is going through the cycling process. Test the water to keep an eye on the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. The cloudiness is due to a bacteria-bloom, which is normal for a newly set up tank. It just needs time to cycle.
Continue doing water changes, that should help, along with using activated carbon for the smell. For the activated carbon, I'd recommend to try and use 2-3 table spoons inside the filter, and remove promptly after a few days then replace with new carbon. If left in their too long, the carbon could do more harm than good. After the smell is gone, and the tank stabalizes, I recommend to discontinue using carbon until you either have to remove medications, or the smell comes back.
For the fish, I would remove the goldfish and give them back to the fish store, or to one of your tanks/ponds, or to a friend. The tank is far too small to be housing goldfish. A few smaller fish would be more suitable for a tank that size.