Cloudy Fish Tank Water

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my fish tank is realy cloudy today i did a water change it stayed clear for a bit then after i fed my fish it became cloudy again.
i have been trying to keep it clear but its totaly not working!!

any one got any advise how to clear it??

thanks fishy friends :)
 

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my fish tank is realy cloudy today i did a water change it stayed clear for a bit then after i fed my fish it became cloudy again.
i have been trying to keep it clear but its totaly not working!!

any one got any advise how to clear it??

thanks fishy friends :)

What filter are you using ?
 
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im useing Fluval 3 plus. i have just changed the pads for my filter ;/ is this the problem??

my tank has been set up for about a month now.
im new to keeping fish so dont know much sorry ;/

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It might be ammonia from the fish. An air stone helps clear up the water

I have expirence in this matter, don't worry, what I am saying is correct.
 
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i have got a air stone in at the moment. i am feeding them3-4 times a day, is this the problem??
 

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Yes, only feed them in the morning and at night. Is there any excess food on the bottom? This might be causing it.
 
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there is a bit off food and also there is a lot off poo. my fish seem to poo all the time!
 

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If you still have the pads from the 3+, put them back into the filter. That filter is basically nothing more than a sponge filter with a power head all built into a single box. I use a 4+ in one of my tanks that has never had any part of the filtering media, two stiff sponges, changed since I first got it. The entire biological filter is just those two sponges so throwing them away means restarting the cycle from scratch.
 

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Sounds like you are overfeeding... and probably too much too ! Cut down to ONE feed a day, at least a hour before "lights out" and then only enough food that has totally gone within a minute or so...
Your tank needs to cycle, and you are stuck with "fish in" unless you can move the fish to another tank ?
I would do several large water changes, say 50% every couple of days...
Filter pads DO NOT NEED TO BE CHANGED as a "matter of course" this is a LIE perpetrated by the manufacturers to get us to buy "spares"
I have the SAME sponges in filters 20 years old !
 

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it's almost certainly a bacterial bloom. they're harmless to everything but kinda ugly. it'll go away in a week or so with good filtration. also, feed a bit less.
 
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so what is my next thing i should be doing?

i cant move the fish becouse i have not got any other tank apart from my 20 gal tank that my fry is in.

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so what is my next thing i should be doing?

i cant move the fish becouse i have not got any other tank apart from my 20 gal tank that my fry is in.

thanks


READ !!!!! There are tons of threads re "cycling" - and start those water changes !!! (dont forget the dechlorinater !)
 

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I think clouds in fish tank occured due over feeding of foods try to reduce that and fish tank should be cleaned in regular interval. Use fresh water in tank.
 

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