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Old 02-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Cloudy water after change not going away.

I changed the water in my 40 gl tank and it has been cloudy for a few days. I added conditioner and changed the charcoal filter. What should I do?

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Hi and welcome. A bit more info would help:

Is this a new tank? Are there fish in? If so what kinds? Is it still cycling?

What kind of cloudy: white milky? Something else?

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Welcome! In the future, do not throw away your filter- it contains most of your beneficial bacteria. You want to keep your filter until it is literally falling apart. You have most likely thrown your tank back into a cycle and are probably experiencing a bacterial bloom.

The carbon really isnt necessary in aquariums and is really only useful for removing meds or odors (which a tank shouldnt have anyway). As this is now a new filter, I would dump out the carbon & stuff the filter with some polyfill or replace it altogether with a filter foam insert (sponge). Do you have a means for testing your water such as an API test kit?
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