I CHANGE WATER
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Re: high everyone ... my tank is always cloudy
do you have a test kit to check water parameters?
Eitherway ,don't mess with the filter anymore for a month or more!
You can/should change water,but properly for the fish and bacteria.
All food MUST be eaten in UNDER 2 minutes.
This is the most important thing to start with;STOP adding pollution to tank!
Fish can do fine with way less food then most think.
Get an API liquid master kit(with glass vials) if you can and post the results for ;
pH,ammonia,nitrIte,nitrAte and gH(all in master kit I believe?).
Knowing where your water is at ASAP is the difference between life and death for fish.
Some may say that cloudy water is part of cycling(BUT NOT FOR 4 MONTHS), so we will agree that there is a bacterial inbalance that needs to be addressed.
Cloudy water is most often caused by overfeeding(notice how I jump back and forth between two things?),so feed only 1 every 3 days for next 3 feedings.Change water as scheduled(hopefully around 30-50% tank volume)2 times during 9 day feeding cycle.