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whats wrong with my tank??
Old 11-16-2007, 04:07 PM   #11
 
but my filter is rated for a 40 gallon tank and im in a 30 it has all the filter media that most of the others have, and I may have silica gravel, im not sure. but if the gravel was this much of a problem wouldnt it have happened before now (2+ months after it was added)
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:10 PM   #12
 
I GET VERY CLEARLY YOUR POINT BUT SOMETHING IS FOULING YOUR WATER, MAYBE A HIDDEN DEAD FISH, OR EVEN A SHRIMP, SOR MAYBE SOMETHING IS ROTTEN AND DILLUSTED IN THE WHOLE WATER, BUT YOSUR HAVE TO MANAGE TO DISCOVER THE CULPRIT OR CULPRITS.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #13
 
thank you, I will look some more, If anyone has anymore ideas let me know
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:03 PM   #14
 
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8 2in fish in a 30 gal tank shouldnt be overpopulated
Neither do I think it is.
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my tap water is 7.6 so thats not the cause of the acid, and nothing in the tank has been added
I'd look into KH and GH.
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I think the cloudy water is some kind of bacteria because of the bad smell, and the acid may be a result, like i said when i do a water change it gets better (not worse) but the next day its back to bad
You said you have 1 ppm ammonia. How many times do you feed a day and how much? How often do you maintain the tank?
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but my filter is rated for a 40 gallon tank and im in a 30 it has all the filter media that most of the others have, and I may have silica gravel, im not sure. but if the gravel was this much of a problem wouldnt it have happened before now (2+ months after it was added)
What are the filter media in it? Do you have activated carbon in your filter? How often do you replace it? 2-4 weeks is about the norm for replacement. Failure to do so makes the carbon leached back substances it had initially absorbed thus resulting in cloudy water.
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it was back to the way it was (cloudy, low low ph, super stink) so i repeat and increast water change level to 9 gal, and take out the fake rocks and sterilize and also clean gravle,at this time levels look ok, and not so cloudy, but the next day its back again. what do I need to do??? its been like this for about a week
How did you clean the gravel? There was no need to clean the gravel. Boiling and using detergents also kill beneficial bacteria.
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