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  1. Cloudy white

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I started 30 gallon fresh 6 weeks ago, week one I filled with water started equipment ( heater and top fin power filter) used API stress coat plus and quick start. One week later I added 4 glo tetra. A few days later water appeared slightly cloudy white. I dosed with API Accu clear and the next...
  2. Help!! Orange algae and thick whitish cloudiness

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My tank was perfectly clear yesterday. This morning I noticed a very small brown patch and assumed it was just a minor patch of algae. I just came home from work to find almost the entire tank floor covered in very orange-looking algae. I wouldn't be too nervous about this except that there is a...
  3. Cloudiness in my new 20 gal maybe from used filter?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all, I haven't had a tank in a while. I used to have had a 5 and 10. I thought I'd try a 20 this time. For filtration, I set up a Sun Sun canister pump and an Aqua Tech 5-15. They are both used. Each from two different tanks. I rinsed them out really well and scrubbed them with a...
  4. Cloudy Biocube

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    After testing the water and noticing the Ph was low, I added some sea buffer to raise it for the past two days, using the recommended dosage. I've also been adding some ammonia detoxifier over the past couple days in order to get the nitrite and nitrate levels down a bit, once again using the...
  5. Why is my fish tank cloudy? did i do something wrong?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I had added dechlorinatior, GH cionditioner, Amazon KH powder, i was wondering why it cloudy, i have added plants today in the tank but i don't think it cause the tank to be cloudy, before i purchase it the lady say to leave it for 24 hours to set but it only been 5 hours ( dont worry there's no...
  6. Should I perform a 100% water change?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I have a 10 gallon with 3 baby platys and a mystery snail. I recently had to keep the light on for longer periods of time to incubate snail eggs from my other snail. Algae soon overgrew in the tank, getting as long as hairs. I turned the light off and scrubbed the algae off. Then I did a very...
  7. Used Tank Has White Stains On Glass

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I just bought a 75 gallon tank used off of craigslist. When I got home I noticed the aquarium glass was really cloudy. It had white stains on all four sides of the glass. I got my aquarium sponge and some warm water and started cleaning it and it appeared to all come off and be clear, once a...
  8. Clouds!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a ten gallon tank with a male Dwarf Gourami, a few Neon Tetras, a couple Harlequin Rasporas, and a snail. I probably do half water changes every 3 days because the water gets really cloudy (not necisarily dirty) after one to two days. I live in a dorm room so the water that is available...
  9. Fishless planted tank 24 hours old, bacteria bloom?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, everyone. So this is the first tank I've attempted to set up since I was a kid and I 've been trying to read up on everything I need to know, but it'd help to get advice from the experts. I just started and planted my 12-gallon tank a day ago, and I came home to a cloudy tank. From what...
  10. RE-Cycling a 55G - Cloudy

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi. I've had a crystal clear 55G tank for the last 3 years or so. I recently decided to give it a new look including changing all of the substrate. I did not clean the tank during the new substrate process to allow for much of the beneficial bacteria to remain. The ammonia spiked and I added...
  11. Green water - How can I get rid of it??!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 70 gallon freshwater tank. It was great the first 5 months with just fish, no plants in it. Somehow I got an algae bloom in my tank and now my tank has been green ever since. The fish have all been fine, but its just hard to see them. Here's what I have done to it and my tank...
  12. I need help with chossing what lighting i need for coral i have T12 bulbs????

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am starting a eclipse 29 gallon saltwater tank. i have 40 pounds of live rock in it which made my water extremly cloudy i heard that that is not a problem and should be good in about 5 days. But my main question is is my lighting an issue? the most wattage the eclipse light can put out is 20...
  13. Cloudy Tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    New to the freshwater aquarium hobby. I have a 10 gallon tank, with a heater, and Top Fin 10 Power filter. The temp right now is at 80. I have one male betta, 3 cherry barbs, 3 Sunburst Wag Platys and one (small) Pleco. I set this tank up about a week or so ago. I knew nothing about cycling the...
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