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Water just got very cloudy,very quickly----HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The water in my 10 gal. puffer tank just turned very cloudy-its been running for about 10 months, and I've never had trouble like this--what could have caused this, and what should I do? It happened within a couple of hours.
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Do you have test kits? Sounds like an ammonia spike to me...but this is a guess, but that is usually the tell tale sign.

Either way, do a 50% water change. If you have Seachem Prime as your dechlor, then this will help detoxify the ammonia as well.


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I just did a 50% water change, tested for ammonia, and the reading was zero. COuld it been a bacterial bloom due to treating the tank for cyanobacteria with Maracyn? I treated it once yesterday, and today the cloud. Could my filter have crashed? And if so, could I use some filter media from one of my other tanks to help??????
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I have no experience with Maracyn. The water change should help, just let it go for 24 hours and see if it settles. Post back with results tomorrow.


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Filter bacteria are not very sensitive to Maracyn (erythromycin). They should not be affected at the normal Maracyn dose. Is the water green at all? Try putting some in a white cup to see if you've got a tint...

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The water was not cloudy from an algae bloom-it looked like someone dumped a cup of dirty water in it. I feed the puffer)the ONLY inhabitant in the tank) a very miniscule amount, so I know it wasnt from overfeeding. I took a filter cartridge from one of my 55 gallon tank filters and put it in the 10 gal filter, and it is helping clear it up.I read somewhere in one of my aquarium books that you could do this in an emergency. Has anyone else ever taken filter media from one tank and put it in another in a case like this??
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