View Full Version : can my fish live in cloudy water?

03/30/2010, 06:20 PM
What causes cloudy water? Can my fish live long term in cloudy water? How can I fix it?

Thanks for your help,fish77

my son and I just started so we are pretty slow!

03/30/2010, 06:37 PM
can you give us more details on the tank. how long has it been setup, what type of equipment, how much LR ect.

03/30/2010, 07:04 PM
^Agree, this will help us identify what the route of the problem is.

Without knowing the exact specifics of the tank, cloudy water is GENERALLY a result of a bacterial bloom. This can be ok, but it can also be bad. More info will help us determine which it is, and why.

03/30/2010, 07:30 PM
My son and I have a 29gallon tank with a wet dry filter,heater,protein skimmer,lights.Our tank has been set up for 8 months.
The live stock:
bubble tip anemone
6 line wrasse
2 clown fish
cleaner shrimp

03/30/2010, 08:58 PM
What kind of water are you using for water changes? Has the tank been cloudy since you set it up or is it a recent occurrence? Possible ionic imbalance or abiotic precipitation.

03/31/2010, 08:23 AM
also, how old and what type of lights?(maybe old/bad bulbs are causing an algae bloom)

How often, and with what, do you clean the wet/dry filter?