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Old 10-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Help!

All started after a 15% pwc.

Been like this for 3 days now lost some small fish, but I'm most worried about my pink gourami I've had him for 5 years now. What can I do?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Holy cow!
If that's a bacteria bloom, then its the mother of all bacteria blooms.

I've never had water that cloudy, but I'm thinking a larger PWC can't be a bad idea.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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Wow, that's not bacteria bloom... I don't think. It looks like when you add new sand to the tank. Did you stir up of the sand when changing the water? Maybe do like 50% to help it clear
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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I've had the same setup for 6 years never had a problem like this. I was thinking of taking the fish out and draining the tank and start fresh, anything has to be better for them than this.

.. Nope, just gravel. Just vacuumed the gravel and did the pwc, the next day it looked like that.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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Did you notice anything different about the water going in? Adding anything you don't normally add?
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I used a bucket to transport some gold fish from one pond to another with the water from the pond. Not thinking I just rinsed it and put it back with my other bucket. Not sure if I used it for the pwc, but you think that could cause this.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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I don't think that caused it. Very unusual I would try a bigger water change and go from there
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Do you have a quarantine tank where you could put the gourami until the main tank clears up?
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #9
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Yes moving them temporarily may work better than starting over
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #10
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Don't have another tank to move them to, only 5 gallon buckets. Did a 50% pwc this morning, water looked exactly the same after. Only thing I can think of is putting the 2 fish I have left in a bucket and draining the tank completely. Any input on this idea? Thanks for all the info so far.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #11
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Finally starting to clear up after daily treatments with prime and 35% pwc. Thanks for the help everyone.
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