Ok so i woke up to my tank having cludy water so bad ita harf to see though. If was clear last night when i did a wc and cleaned my pefilter to my canister. I tested the water and had 0 ammonia 0 nitrite nitrites 15. Even my octs died im down to a hand full rcs and the only thing not dying is my Malawa shrimp. I did a 75/wc and the water is still cludy. Wth casued the cludy water over night and what do i do? This is a 20g btw
A bacteria bloom shouldn't kill shrimp, it's simply a build up of excess of one of the two nitrifying bacteria and it will stabilize itself out. Doing huge water changes doesn't nothing for it and will only stress the shrimp more than letting the bacteria bloom ride itself it and correct itself.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.
The tank/filter has been up for about 5 months. Well some thing is killing stuff in my tank . And since i did the big wc today some shrimp are starting to swim around again. But some thing happened last night after i did a 25% wc every thing went to hell i uesed aged tap water whit prime like i allways do.
I ues prime and its tap water that i put in a 5gal buckt for a day and put some prime in it. The temp of the water was probly around 70ish and my tank is 73-75. I dont think any thing got in to the tank its the same buckt i ues every time. Another rcs died so im down to 3left now its only the rcs and my octos dyeing. I added an air stone to the tank to see if that helps i do npt have a tds meter or any thing could my water copeny have put something in my water? Should i go buy some jugs of water?
wow so my tds meter came in and i checked my tank water and i have 295tds in it! i checked my tap water and i have 275 coming out the tap. im thinking my water company changed something as i have cloudy water coming out my tap to, and its ph is at over 8 when it used to be at 7ihs. so what is a good ro unit that wont cost and arm and a leg?