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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2006, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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We got a new aquarium for downstairs, the 36 gallon corner tank and it's really cool. The only thing is that the water is really cloudy. We've had it for almost two weeks now and nothing seems to help. We even got some stuff to make the water not cloudy but it's not helping. Any ideas?
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It sounds like your cycle might have been disrupted. I'd test the water and see if there's ammonia or anything in the water.

How many fish are in there and when you switched tanks how did you do it? Did you use the old gravel, water, and filter cartridge? Or are you starting new? If you were starting new then all the fish shouldn't have been added already.




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The ammonia levels are fine, which is weird.
We got a new filter since the old one wasn't for such a big tank. We did use a lot of the old stuff, like gravel, plants, and decorations.
I think there are like 13 fish in there? The majority of them are little babies.
So...how do I fix this problem?
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The ammonia levels are fine, which is weird.
We got a new filter since the old one wasn't for such a big tank. We did use a lot of the old stuff, like gravel, plants, and decorations.
I think there are like 13 fish in there? The majority of them are little babies.
So...how do I fix this problem?
Did you test nitrites and nitrates too? It's probably because of the filter change but it should fix itself within a couple of weeks .

Are you using the drop tests or test strips? Because the strips aren't as accurate.




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We use the drop tests. I'll see how it goes and test again. Thanks!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 05:04 PM
 
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we have had this problem with new tanks but we use sand on the bottom so that is where it came from. it took about 2 weeks for our 55 to clear up. have you tried a little more current? i would suggest a power head but with babies in there i don't think that would be a good idea. maybe try a new filter pad. maybe your old stuff was dirtier than you realized? just some thoughts.
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When you get a new tank you should really let it filter for a couple weeks and then add a couple fish at a time.

Have you done any partial water changes? You could try that, usually it will take a few days to clear up after the change.
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