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Hi everyone! Please help. I tried to set up a CO2 thing last night which never ended up working right and when i got home from work today my tank is completely cloudy. I'm not 100% sure it's algae but it makes sence and everythign in the tank is slimey. I just did a 50% water change because I freaked when I couldn't see any of my babies. I don't know if everyone is even still alive!!!! Help..how do I clear the water without putting chemicals in the tank? I already have 2 filters running.
 

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Sorry I just got home from work and went in a panic. I have a 30H. 8 swordtails, 1 pleco, 2 clown(I know I just got them last week and they're very small), 4 guppies. Last night my Nitrite is 0, Nitrate about 40, hard water, pH around 6.8. Right now my Nitites are off the scale and my Nitrates are at abouty 40ppm, still hard water and pH jumped high also. I have an Eclipes powerfilter and a smaller internal canister filter that I just put in yesturday. I only have live plants and yesturday was my first attempt, and possibly my last!, at using co2.
 

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My lights, floresent, are on about 10 hours a day and during the time the tank gets about 10 minutes sunlight. I had no idea my Nitrites jumped so high. Because I just did a water change? I didn't put my Cycle in...be right back!!!

Just noticed green all over the walls of the tank even though I cleaned it last night. I thought I was seeing things since I just cleaned the tank!
 

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Would the level of jumped so high because of the cleaning, co2 & extra filter I installed last night? I got one new fish in the past week but I don't think that would be enough to kick it off, would it? Is there any way to lower the nitrite quick? I'm scared I'm going to loose everyone.

The algae is in the water. If I turn the light on it almost looks like powder swirling around in the tank. I can only see about 2 inches in.

Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate it
 

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I felt the smack on my hand for that one! :BIGshame: I should have known better. Ugg this is so fustrating knowing it's almost 11pm and I can't do a thing till I get home from work tomorrow night. I'm sure I will have lost most my fish by then. From the research I've done tonight, to me it seems like blue green algae. The only thing missing is it isn't blue or green in anyway...yet. I'm going to stop tomorrow night and pick something up for the algae. Hopfully my nitrite spike will come back down by then.
 

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THANK YOU!! With all of your help and advise I'm proud to tell you that my tank is normal again! I didn't loose any fish although everything is still a bit slimey. I added a medium to my filter to bring the nitrite levels down, which are now are 0.5, and with water changes and "blacking out" the tank for 2 days the algea has come under control with no chemicals. I'm still going to do one more water change, pull the plants out to clean then and also clean up some of the slime tomorrow but all is looking great! I can't thank you all enough. I also can't believe how stressful the past 3 days have been!!!!
 
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