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Cloudy water and floaty fish

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Hey everyone:

I'd like to start off by saying I made a pretty big mess of my tank. It started about a week ago when I thought my tank had finished cycling (as the bacterial bloom was gone) and ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels were normal, everything except for pH and KH, which were a bit low. So decided put them on a mazuri 5ml6 gel diet, hoping that it would stop their floatiness. It didnt. As a matter of fact, it made things worse. They got even more floaty and water got cloudy. So I was wondering what I should do to 1.) clear up the tank and 2.) get them to stop floating. I think koko said the tank would never be completely cycled if pH and KH weren't right, so I was thinking adding crushed coral might help.

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Hi! Would you mind filling out these questions so we can get a better picture of your set up etc. :)


    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level
  • * Nitrite Level
  • * Nitrate level
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
  • * Water temperature?
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
  • * How often do you change the water and how much?

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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