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Old 08-03-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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Help plz

Not sure if this is the part of forum but need a bit of help plz
Im new to all this hence the trouble im having.
Ive recently got myself a tank, everything was looking great for the 1st cple of wks, then its started 2 get cloudy, dint change any water or add new fish.
I changed 1/4 of the water left it 4 a cple more days it just seemed to be getting worse.
I bought an under gravel filter changed 1/2 the water this time and still 2 days later still cloudy.
What am i doing wrong and how can i fix it plz?
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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Help plz

Im new to all this hence the trouble im having.
Ive recently got myself a tank, everything was looking great for the 1st cple of wks, then its started 2 get cloudy, dint change any water or add new fish.
I changed 1/4 of the water left it 4 a cple more days it just seemed to be getting worse.
I bought an under gravel filter changed 1/2 the water this time and still 2 days later still cloudy.
What am i doing wrong and how can i fix it plz?
Thanx
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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Can you list your tank specs (eg. size & params)? What color is the water? I've seen pink, green, white cloudiness--to each it's own cause.

Are you using just an undergravel filter for filtration?

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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What is in the tank right now? Also do you have a test kit to test the water? We need to know a few things to be able to help you. How big is the tank? Did you cycle it? Do you have filters other than the UGF? If you have a test kit we need to know ammonia levels, NitrIte levels and NitrAte levels. Find out these things and we will help the best we can.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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Also I would do about a 70-80% PWC just as a preventative measure.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #7
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This is what it looks like, as well as the ugf its has a fluval 4, its a 27 gallon tank, i dont have a test kit, summit i should get.
It looks greener on the photo than it actually is
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I would do the large water change and get a test kit. Hard to tell what is going on without knowing the water readings. Are there fish in the tank?
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The picture does not show up for me. That is my problem where I am viewing it from, but usually green means algae. Does the tank get direct sunlight?
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no sun light gets to the tank, ill get a tester kit 2morow and post what the results are as i wont have a clue lol, and yes theres fish in the tank.
4 silver sharks
7 neons
1 plec
1 angel
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3 tetras
3 platies
1 weather loach
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Those silver sharks are going to outgrow that tank. They can get to be 14" long.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #12
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Im new to all this hence the trouble im having.
Ive recently got myself a tank, everything was looking great for the 1st cple of wks, then its started 2 get cloudy, dint change any water or add new fish.
I changed 1/4 of the water left it 4 a cple more days it just seemed to be getting worse.
I bought an under gravel filter changed 1/2 the water this time and still 2 days later still cloudy.
What am i doing wrong and how can i fix it plz?
Thanx
Can I assume from what you are saying here that all those fish where in the tank since day 1 then? So, the tank was not cycled? How did you put in the undergravel filter only removing half the water? If it were my tank I would do 50-75% PWC's daily until the water cleared up. I can only assume that the tank is doing a cycle with fish. Hopefully they will survive. You should get a test kit as soon as possible to verify this.
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ill do a test and post the results 2mora, cheers 4 ya help
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I know this might be a silly question, but has the gravel been washed? I have had that happen to me where the water turned brown, but once my gravel was full of algae and when i did this the water wen all green on me, Since i got my pleco i hope i never see that green algea again
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your tank is severely over stocked first off... but thats not what is causing your problem.. your best bet will be to do a 50% waterchange for about 5 days in a row... for 2 weeks.. lights out.. and cover the tank... no light needs to get in there.. its a sever pea soup issue that wont go away unless you kill its lite source... in the mean time.. keep your temperatures down.. (77-78*) and no lights on at all... hopefully that will cure your problem....


SECOND PROBLEM.. your bala sharks will outgrow that tank in a matter of a few months.. (id give them 1-2 months max....) they need a 55gallon+ (preferably 75 for 4...) get them to a friend who has the right size tank or take them back.. they wont make it n a 27 gallon.
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Yea It happend to me once just do a BIG water change and Turn the lights off and it will clear out
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Leave the aquarium light on much? GW is usually caused by an imbalance in ammonia/nitrates and low water movement. UG filters are poor filtration at best and if I were you I would add a powerhead at the very least or purchase a good HOB filter like an emperor 280 for your tank. If you add a powerhead only, I would go with the powerhead/UV lamp combo, they run about 40 bucks. And I personally wouldnt change 70-80% of the water at one time, 20-40% each day over a few days is a much better solution imo.
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