Help with cloudy aquarium

walkingtall77

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Greeting everyone, I was wondering if you guys could help with my aquarium. Its a 65 gallon with one juvenile Texas Cichlid in it. Recently its been very very cloudy. I've tried water changes. I changed about 90% of the water but the cloudiness comes right back. I was wondering if you guys had any idea what is causing it. All my levels are in the normal range. I've included a couple pics. I have an aquaclear 110 running, and just put a UV sterilizer in it. Thanks in advance
 

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Lajos_Detari

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Usually it's due to too much waste/debris in the tank or filter.

Try cleaning your filter medias to see whether it helps.
 

AbbeysDad

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Unless it's a new tank and the substrate wasn't properly cleaned, it's likely a bacterial bloom that just requires patience as they usually 'burn out' in a day or two. The knee jerk solution is to do a large water change, but this most often just adds fuel to the fire due to microscopic organics in the water supply.
I'd just let it run and it should balance out. :)
 

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