Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
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 11-05-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 74
Problem with tanks

Ok i have 2 different problems with 2 different tanks.

1st, my 55 gallon, i just added 4 cherry barbs and a albino red finned shark to it the other week about 10 days ago i would say, and now my water is couldy. Before i had very clear water now it is pretty bad, even a couple peopel who came over noticed it. I used the python to vacume it and took about 1/3 of the water out of it, but it is still coudy any ideas?

The other problem is with my 10 gallon tank, i ve had the water cycling with a small amount of rocks at the bottom, not many at all, and today i got 5 neon tetras for it, and some sand. I put the sand in and for somereason it has tons of air in it. Im getting little sand balls that float to the top, and its already clogged up my filter twice and ive had to clean it out, and im worried if they keep poppin up from the bottom and get sucked in its going to get clogged up tonite while im sleeping and burn up over night. So any help with that to get the air bubbles out of it. To help solve it for now i took the tube that reaches far down into the water off the filter and its only reaching in there about an inch so that it wont get the sand at the top and is less likely to catch the sand that is pushed down by the water fall. If anyone can help with this one its more urgent thanks alot
Mitch
__________________

__________________
MitcherNeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishyfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 11,964
What color is the "cloud"?

For the 10 gal, how did you cycle the tank? The sand that you used, was it purchased from the lfs? If so, it is most likely light sand. Use your net to break apart the sand "bubbles". That's what we did for the sand that we purchased at the lfs. For future tanks, I'd use pool filter sand. It's heavy and does not make the sand "bubbles". All you can really do is just break apart the bubbles.
__________________

__________________
Vote for Aquarium Advice

29 Gallon Lake Malawi Fry
55 Gallon Community
150 Gallon Lake Malawi Cichlid
Fishyfanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 06:45 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 74
Its like a white cloud i guess. If you look through the long way of the tank, it looks really grey and dindgy... not sure how to describe it
thanks mitch
__________________
MitcherNeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

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
Problem with tanks, but I don't know what Aravynandrea Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 03-23-2006 08:38 AM
Freshwater Tanks Can Look Just as Good a SW Tanks! Abemas Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 17 11-06-2005 01:30 PM
My biggest problem with planted tanks. PsiPro Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 09-07-2005 11:19 AM
Why are some tanks called Breeder Tanks.. christerrell2k3 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 11-04-2003 10:54 PM
What is the most common problem/disease found in SW tanks? illuminum Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 09-09-2003 08:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.