Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-11-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1
New to this site & hobby

By no means am I a big fish hobbyist but just purchased a 36 gallon bow front tank for my comet goldfish who had outgrown their old 10 gallon tank. In the pet store I was advised to purchase the National Geographic PF50 Power Filter for my new tank. The day I set the tank up & filled it, the water stayed clear for awhile, but now it is not clear. It isn't real cloudy, just not clear. After I have spent quite a bit of money & not wanting to go into major debt for this, I would just like to have a nice, clear tank. My little 10 gallon tank was much clearer.....any suggestions? Bigger/different filter? Thanks!!
__________________

__________________
april3girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 12:15 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ImACoolguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,954
It's likely not clear because your tank isn't cycled

New filter in a new tank means you need to cycle the tank.

Basically, the nitrogen cycle takes place in your filter, this is where bacteria consume the toxic waste of your fish and leave the byproduct nitrate which is removed via water changes.

Head to the getting started section and read up on Fish-In Cycing since you already have your fish.

Do you have a test kit?

Daily testing and water changes may be needed to keep him safe till the tank cycles.


Caleb
__________________

__________________
ImACoolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2015, 03:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
emeraldking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 356
Hi and welcome at AA...
I do have to agree that your tank isn't cycled well enough...
__________________
Devoted aquarist ever since early 1970's...

Specialized in livebearers &
specific breeder of rare livebearers...
emeraldking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hob

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One "slow" betta and one crazy one? KhloeM Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 03-04-2015 05:50 PM
New to the hobby & site - also help needed - With pics cshabz Member Introductions 2 03-12-2014 09:31 PM
New to the site. Not new to the hobby! Jonathan80 Member Introductions 4 02-23-2013 09:06 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.