- Nov 24, 2019
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I started having an issue about 6 weeks ago with cloudy water. I keep up with my weekly water changes and make sure to rinse the filters in used aquarium water when they get funky. A couple weeks ago, I noticed that my water started getting green. Now it's so bad that I can't see the fish unless they're swimming right against the glass or up at the top. I did a 50% water change last week and a 3 gal pwc today. I have a 20 gal long tank, bubbler, and a hob filter with fluval sponge, and that blue scrubby stuff, along with the small oval bead things for bio media. I vacuum the gravel every time i do a pwc. I feed them every morning and that's it. And I try not to over feed. I have 3 tetras, 4 mollies, 1 mini loach, and 2 cory cats. They've always done fine and this just came on and now won't go away. I even had to get a new tank because the other one was leaking. This was about 3 weeks ago. I used the same gravel, decor, hob filter , filter media and 50% of the old aquarium water. I did a test with API kit yesterday and my parameters are : Nitrate/Nitrite 0, Ammonia .25ppm, 7.6 ph, 72F. I'm so frustrated and it seems like it's getting worse. I don't want to over clean or over change the water and hurt the fish. It's near a window, but there's an opaque curtain covering. I use chemicals when i change water, but only then, and I use api quick start, seachem prime, and i started using this water clarifier which isn't working. The room light is on quite a bit because i use that room, and I'd say the tank led light is on 10-12 hrs / day. Would very much appreciate any help!!