From Computer Prog@1:278/230 to All on Tue Jan 13 12:41:00 2004
My 10G tank has been home to 2 small clown loaches, 2 guppies, and 2
neons for about 6 months now. I got tired of scraping algae off the
inside of the tank every few weeks so I bought a very small Pleco.
The tank looked great for about a week and then I started to see ick
on the 2 clowns on Friday.
I slowly raised the tank temp up to 85 degrees, added 2 tblsp of Doc
Wellfish Aquarium salt, and added a half-dose of Quick Cure
(formalin/malachite green) and a half dose of Maracyn II (anti
bacterial for secondary infections). I noticed that when I raised the
water temp the water got cloudy. Why is that? My water is usually
I added a second half dose of Quick Cure on Sunday. I tested PH,
ammonia, Nitrate, and Nitrite. PH was 6.8, ammonia close to zero,
Nitrate and Nitrite were a little elevated, but not near dangerous
levels. I planned to change water on the next day.
On Monday I used a gravel vac to change about 30% of the water making
sure that the water I put back in was the same 85 degrees. I use a
Brita filter to clean the water before I put it in the tank. I added
a teaspoon of salt, another half-dose of Quick cure, and another
half-dose of Maracyn II.
Today (Tuesday) I looked at the clowns and they still have the same
number of white spots. The heated water still looks cloudy. My
treatment does not appear to be doing anything. What am I doing
Why does the water get cloudy when raising the temperature?
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