Cloudy water

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  1. spamhood

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    I am in the process of redoing my second 55 gallon tank. The one houses four rams, two veil tail angels, two pictus cats and two bristle nose. The other is home to a black convict, two green terrors, two jewels and a jack Dempsey. Both setups have two wal-mart brand filters rated at 40-60 gallons a piece. Every time i do a water change it seems to take a week or more before the water clears back up. I am using aqua safe with the water changes and i have tried dosing the tanks with nitraban after the water change is complete, nothing seems to help. I am new to these forums so any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    Hey there spamhood ... welcome to MASA - i've heard of alot of fish species but these names are all new to me....
     
  4. jacquesb

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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to "MARINEAQUARIUMSA", spamhood. Great to have you on-board!

    Firstly - it seems that you are experiencing some issues with your freshwater aquarium.

    I can give you SOME assistance, but, would also rather refer you to your sister-site: TropicalAquarium.co.za (URL:http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za).....

    My suggestion, would be as follows:
    - run some filter-wool, and also some Granular Activated Carbon.
    - also - get some addition bacteria additive from your local fish store (LFS for short), and dose according to the suggestion on the bottle (usually in a liquid form - but you do get this in powder form as well)...

    The combination of the above should resolve your problems with the "cloudy water"....

    Good luck!
     
  5. xtreme

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    Did you maybe started with a new food product? Cheap food can have a effect too.
    Maybe your local water supplier added stuff after a pipe burst or some thing, can cause algae bloom, try using distilled water and do as JacquesB said too.
     
  6. Annoying

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    I'm gessing your filter medium is not fine enough to clear up the milky water. In my freshwater tanks I find the best filter medium to make the water sparkling is filter wool, and allot of it. Maybe half your filter should just be wool.
     
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