I washed my filter pad under regular tap water a few days ago..I know it's a big no-no but I wasn't thinking straight after a really stressful week..
I also added co2
to my tank a couple days before the filter pad incident.
I also got some new plants in the day after I added co2
and stirred up some dirt, but it's never looked like this before when dirt gets stirred up.
I guess the day after I washed the pads I noticed that the tank water looked extremely cloudy, but the parameters are all still testing great.
I also started using Prime a little over a week ago, so I'm not sure if that could be the problem but it doesn't seem like it?
This is a heavily planted walstad method style 28 gallon bowfront that's been running for about a year, maybe longer. Up until now I've had no problems other than during cycling with the water, and water quality always tests good.
What could be the issue? What can clear it up the fastest? Should I just throw some water clarifier in, or wait it out?
Oh and if it matters, it's like the milky white color that comes out of the tap occasionally...
I want to do what's best for my plants and fish...but I also want this to clear up as fast as possible.