Had a clear tank two weeks ago. We upgraded our filter that came with the tank to a Eheim and added colored gravel. Parameters were good on all accounts. Had to go out of town for the weekend, bought 3 weekend feeders and put 2 for the main fish and 1 for the babies in the breeder net. Came back and the tank is cloudy as can be. We just assumed it was cycling from the new filter. its still not clear. our nitrates jumped up to 20ppm so we treated that with Prime. Still not clear. Dont know what else to do. Could the filter be that dirty already for us to have to change it out?? Any suggestions would help. I know we are getting over run with babies but we have tried the "let nature takes its course" thing and they are surviving more than they are getting eaten and so now we are netting the ones we can get to so we can give them to the LFS
. My Tank36 Gallon tank-set up since March 2011
Eheim ecco 60g filter-upgrade 6/20/2011
standard gravel on tank floor
various tropical fish include:
Black, Silver, Dalmation, Cremesicle, balloon Mollys - Male/female
Fancy Guppies -male/female
Mickey Mouse Platys
a few glofish
Note:Black Molly and Dalmation Molly are having fry regularly. May 18, June 20. We are putting the fry in a breeding net inside the tank until they are big enough to give a LFS
Ammonia, Nitrites good
pH 6.8 - would like it to be a little higher. have buffer to raise it but dont want to harm the babies so I am raising it gradually.
Nitrates are 20.