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Old 08-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Please help!

I've had my 20 gallon tank set up for about 6 months now and I have yet to go a full week with clear water. I currently have 3 fish in the tank. An opaline gourami (who I've had for 5 months), a sunburst gourami (who I've had for a few weeks) and a baby guppy who's been in there since the beginning. I have a couple decorations and natural stone gravel. I have the tetra power filter 40 on it but it will not stay clear. I've tried acurel, crystal clear and I also use stress zyme and stress coat during water changes. Right now the water is currently yellow and this is a few days after doing about a 25% water change. I don't know what else to do. So please help
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Why are your parms, any driftwood. I use Aquaon and it work great. It makes particles stick togther an filter out easier
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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No driftwood just my 3 fish who seem very happy. Right now my ammonia is .25 and my ph is 7.4. I have used tons of products and none have helped. I have a small amount of algae that grows on the glass but nothing out of control.
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Right now the water is yellow.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Pic please, hmm, did you rinse the substrate? Could have dust off it in there
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About 2 weeks ago I changed the gravel completely thinking that was the cause. And I made sure to rinse it very well before adding it in.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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When I get home I plan to do a bigger water change and go from there but I need some advice as to what to do.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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ohhhhh you have a big algae bloom going on. get a pleco and some snails. clean filter keep the light off as much as posible keep tank out of sun
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Should I do the water change as planned?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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ohhhhh you have a big algae bloom going on. get a pleco and some snails. clean filter keep the light off as much as posible keep tank out of sun
Plecos really don't touch algae, I vote Otos
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