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Persistent Cloudy Water
Old 04-21-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
 
Persistent Cloudy Water

My tank is over a year old and I suddenly have cloudy water. I haven't added any new fish or ornaments to the tank lately, the only changes I have made in the last 3 weeks was that I removed all of the gravel to take out the pure laterite that was mixed in with it, and I put a new sponge in my filter, which I rinsed first. I can't understand it. I have done 25% water changes for 3 days and it looked a bit better, but after leaving it for another 2 days its getting really murky again.

Any ideas whats wrong??
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
 
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ammonia readings are needed in order to help you. It is possible that by removing the gravel or substrate and replacing the filter ,that you have destroyed the bio- bed or beneficial bacteria needed to break down the harmful chemicals in your tank.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
 
Geez, I didn't even think about that with the gravel. What an idiot.

Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 5.0

Should I be doing 25% water changes each day? I have added some rocks and ornaments that I have taken out of the tank a little white ago - will they still have some of the beneficial bacteria on them even though they have been sitting?
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
 
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Pobably very little. You may have to cycle your tank again. But look at it this way , You now have the opportunity to make any and all changes you wish . If you should have to cycle again and wish to do it fishless, you could use a large raw cocktail shrimp. As it decays it will produce the needed ammonia and water changes will not be so fequent . It will take about the same length of time to cycle and ammonia should not be allowed to get too high while bacteria is establishing itself.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
 
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Pobably very little. You may have to cycle your tank again. But look at it this way , You now have the opportunity to make any and all changes you wish . If you should have to cycle again and wish to do it fishless, you could use a large raw cocktail shrimp. As it decays it will produce the needed ammonia and water changes will not be so fequent . It will take about the same length of time to cycle and ammonia should not be allowed to get too high while bacteria is establishing itself.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
 
So, what action should I take while it is recycling? Keep checking for high numbers in ammonia and nitrite and if so, do water changes?
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:59 PM   #7
 
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Yeah, just keep doing water changes if those levels rise- hopefully it won't be too bad.
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