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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Each time I preform a watter change my tank gets cloudy for a coouple days why is that happening and how can I prevent it from happening
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 02:31 AM
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Do you change the filter also when you doing a water change?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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My tank has live plants so I use 3 sponge filters I rince them before I do the water change.o use dry chemicals and co2. Maby I should just try mew filters as cheep as they are I'll just have to buy some I thought it might be from a chemical al in balance? Not shure I'm new at all this planted fish tank.
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Would it be from stirring up the substrate or when you do a water change do you put in a water conditioner? Maybe that clouds the water. I'm just guessing but you never know.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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I just use the water from the tap I have well water I've tested it and it is predict and I'm not suturing up the substrate, not using any conditioner,not shure what's going on??
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Figured out the cloudy tank was from feeding the fish twice a day only need to feed once a day of made the nitrate levils too high and not having a good backteria levle in the tank
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 09:05 PM
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All mine get cloudy (very lite white) after water changes, but i know it's from adding Seachem's Prime to my tap water!!



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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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I found there isn't enough microorganisms in the tank I have changed it less and backed off my dry chemicals its been a lot better
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