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Old 11-22-2004, 12:28 AM   #1
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Cloudy water

We set up a 90 gal tank about 9 weeks ago , the water has never cleared and is still cloudy , we have two oscars , a parrot cichld , jack dimpsy , two pleco , a balo shark and two tank busters in it can any one help ???
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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Cloudy water is very common in new tanks. Is the tank cycled? Do you test for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. If so, what are your readings?

I had cloudy water in my 75 gal not too long ago (which was set up in mid-July and was fully cycled before I put fish in). I have two filters in that tank and put carbon filters in both. The water cleared up within a couple days.

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What kind of substrate are you using? Was it adequately washed beforehand? Could it be that you are over feeding or that your fish are just messy eaters and a cat or two on the bottom might help. (Most of the fish you have listed, bar one or two, are to not put too fine a point on, pigs!) Also, could it be the food? I once bought some tetramin sinking algae wafers (which had very little algae in them) and they would without fail cloud the water by the next morning. Jeff
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please specify your filtration, that will help define your system better!
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The filter system is two wisper 60's and one aqua-tec power head on the under gravel filter.I know that the oscars are real messy eaters and we feed them cichlid floating sticks, and algae disc for the pleco.
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Try running carbon in the whispers and see if the little piggies will be satisfied with less. Jeff
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