Fish Tank Maintenance : Clearing Up Cloudy Water in Fish Tanks
OK, we can get our tank set up and then frequently
what happens is, seem to be doing everything right and then all of a sudden you wake up
and you have cloudy water. No reason to panic. This is a frequent thing that happens and
it really has to do with natural causes. What frequently causes cloudy water is or chemical
imbalances is that naturally occur. Remember we talked about that imbalance of bacteria,
the negative bad kind of bacteria overcoming the beneficial bacteria that takes a while
to build up in a naturally occurring system such that it’ll cause cloudy water. The other
thing that can happen is you can inadvertently overfeed fish and the water will not be able
to take on and naturally purify it as it will later on when the aquarium’s established.
It’ll cause a bloom and cloudiness. The other thing that can happen is if you have too much
light, too much photosynthesis, too much biology going on here and it causes algae to bloom
and you can get an effect like this. Not to panic, there are solutions to every aquarium
situation that comes up. The importance of the frequent water changes will really help.
The other thing, instant answers in the form of products that will clear your water. This
is our favorite one here. This is called Acurel, we love this product. Follow the directions
on the bottle, it’s very simple. This will not disturb the biological beneficial bacteria
that’s occurs in your tank. They made it with that in mind. Simply, OK three drops per gallon.
So we’re going to add, this is a larger tank here. We’re just simply going to drop the
drops in and count. One, two, three, four, five. OK, this will take a while to take effect
and in a couple hours we’re going to come back here and this presently cloudy tank is
going to be pretty much crystal clear. And then, it’s your job to from then on continue
to practice good aquarium maintenance procedures as far as not overfeeding, making sure the
lights not on, doing your frequent water changes. And on we go to enjoy our clean, healthy,
sparkling clear aquarium.