Cloudy water won’t subside

JayLB

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I have two 20g tanks. Despite water changes and good parameters. It’s like I can’t keep the water from being cloudy. Any help I’d appreciated.


Tank 1: betta, 5 panda guppies, 4 peppered Cory’s.
Ph: 7
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
Temp: 81

Last water change was yesterday - 50%

Tank 2: 3 guppies, 5 danio, 3 snails, 3 honey gourami, 4 panda Cory’s
Ph:7
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
Temp: 79

Last water change was yesterday - 50%
 

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Goose3080

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UV keeps mine clear, im just about to put a new one in, mainly because its in-line rather than a seperate unit that needs to take more room up in the tank, I used to just throw these in which kept it clear, but they can get quite expensive, if you choose to go for these, please dont buy the cheaper ones, they dont fully dissolve : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007ISJGGQ/?tag=
 

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If it is a bacterial bloom it should resolve itself in a few days. If this has been an ongoing issue, it is likely due to the need to vacuum the gravel and do a partial water change (excess waste and/or over feeding issues). With your parameters looking at 0, chances are it is a bacterial bloom due to doing a water change, squeezing sponges and changing your filter floss, etc…all at once. I would give it a few days and it will likely resolve on its own. In the future doing your water change, then wait a few days and rinse your sponge in tank water, wait a few more days and change some of the filter floss, and so forth.
 

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More info please-
How long have the tanks been running?
What is your maintenance schedule (w/c, filter media, filter casing, substrate...)
What additives do you use if any? How much and how often?
 

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