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Old 01-26-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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Foam/bubbles

I am having an issue with foam/bubbles gathering on the surface of the water. I recently treated my tank for popeye. I removed the charcoal from my filter for the duration of the treatment. I didn't want to cause too much change so I started off with putting charcoal back in the filter. Several days later, I did 50% water change. Water has remained cloudy. A few days later, I notice foam/bubbles floating on the surface. Two days ago, did another 30% water change. Bubbles were back yesterday. Fish seem to be happy/healthy but what's up with this nasty looking water?! Help please!
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What color are the foam and bubbles? Can you post a pic?
A lot of different meds and water treatments can cause foam, and sometimes cloudy water, but after 2 water changes, and carbon in the filter, it should have dissipated by now.
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Foam/bubbles are white.Click image for larger version

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Water is really cloudyClick image for larger version

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Don't know why pics posted twice!
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Was the charcoal separate from the filter pads or inside the filter pads?

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Charcoal was separate from filter pads. My husband said he washed it before putting it in the filter pad.
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Could be from meds could be bacteria bloom with protein bubbles. Do a 50 percent wc.
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