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Old 05-22-2019, 08:03 PM   #1
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Dusty water?

We have a 10 gallon tank. We inherited a six-year-old Columbian shark who passed away approximately one month ago. The tank was emptied and cleaned and refilled with water and the filter left running. Six days ago we got three small goldfish and all was fine until yesterday when the water became cloudy and it appears as though there are dust particles floating all through the water and across the top. Changed the filter without much improvement. Test strips appear to say the water is fine. The fish also seem happy but this can't be good. What is this and how do we fix it? Full disclosure, we are newbies so advice in layman's terms would be much appreciated! Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:33 PM   #2
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Not a good size tank for goldfish. Very small. Use it as a quarantine tank and go out and start shopping for a 90 gallon.

Test strips are not good/accurate. Go with the upgraded API freshwater master test kit.

Water changes, water changes, water changes. 50% daily at this point until you can get a good water test kit. You probably are not cycled so you're seeing a bacteria bloom. It will kill fish.
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Welcome and glad you came here for advice. Your tank isn't cycled, and as mentioned, it is way too small for goldies. Please read I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?! - Aquarium Advice

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