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Old 06-26-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Help my fish tanks water is very cloudy i need help

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What color is the cloud? How old is the tank? What is the stocking? What are your test readings?
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What color is the cloudiness?

White is bacterial bloom is normal in tanks that are cycling.
Brown is tannins released from driftwood.
Green is a algae bloom.

Water changes are the key to removing any cloudy water. Do you know your current water parameters?
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It's brown but I don't have any driftwood and it's over a month old and I have 1 pleco, 2 mollys , 2 zebra danio , 1 rainbow shark ,
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It looks like free floating diatom/brown algae outbreak, increased water changes will reduce the clarity or you could use a flocculent product to help bind them together to be caught by your filter. Diatoms are a normal and harmless occurrence in new aquariums and will burn themselves out just as quickly as they came.
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It's been like that for almost a month
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It's been like that for almost a month
By the looks of the water level you have not been performing water changes, what is your water change schedule? Current water conditions, especially nitrates? How long has the tank been set up? Excess of silicates, a high amount of nutrients, to little light, high nitrates, high phosphates, and too little oxygen can cause blooms as well.
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