Extremely cloudy

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I treated my tank with Proper PH yesterday, which I now now was a bad thing. But now my tank has this horrible white cloud to it. I read that it may be a algae bloom so I was wondering if I should put some type of algae control stuff in it, or just let it clear up on its own.

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How long has the tank been set up for? Have you tested the water for ammonia and nitrite?

How much proper pH did you put in? I believe that if you put too much in, it could possibly increase the chances of an algae bloom. If the water tests are good, are you showing no ammonia or nitrite then leave it for a few days and see if it clears up

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just want to add that I just tested the water and ammonia is at .25, nitrate and nitrite are both 0
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Do not add anything. It make take a couple of water changes to clear it up.

Algae control can kill fish.
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newbieoscarkeeper wrote: just want to add that I just tested the water and ammonia is at .25, nitrate and nitrite are both 0

I don't think 0.25 is enough to turn the water that cloudy. What fish are you keeping in this tank? Unless you really know a lot about pH and how it can affect your aquarium unfinished, it is not a good idea to try and adjust it with chemicals, the chances are you will just end up causing problems

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ok thank you!
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Which proper pH are you using?

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I used proprer ph 7.0 by api
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I have an albino oscar, 2 convicts and a pleco. The other oscar I had died last night. He had been sick and then started getting bitten up by the others and I had no other tank to move him to :(

You need to re-home all these fish,start over, cycle your tank correctly, & then stock accordingly. The tank you have is far too small for all those inhabitants, in particular the Oscar & pleco.

I noticed that you have spent a good deal of money on things like filtration, fish, chemicals, food,etc. The one thing you absolutely need is a comprehensive book on fishkeeping by a noted author. Please get a book on fishkeeping to get a firm grasp on how the nitrogen cycle works.

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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The water finally cleared completely today. I did a 50% water change and took a peek in the canister filter. It was filled with this thick white stuff on the sponges...I'm guessing its from the ProperPH that I put in. But also, when I was vacuuming the gravel, I kept seeing massive amounts of little white worm looking things. It wasn't poo because I could see that too. Were these things I saw really some kind of parasite? I had an oscar that looked like he was pooping white things (he died). Is it possible that he had parasites?
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