my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

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Suprd71 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Current water issues aside, you must realize that your tank is far too small for 2 Oscars. Oscar is a fast growing, high waste producing cichlid with a 14-16in size potential. They require big space and excessive filtration, even when small. If you cant provide a 6ft tank of at least 125gals very soon, I would suggest rehoming 1 fish, and concentrate on raising 1 healthy Oscar. 2 in 55 or 75 just wont work out.


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tmassey18 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Damnit I raised 2 oscars in a 50g tank before and they did fine
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tmassey18 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Hey rockor will they be fine tho in cloudy water
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Rocksor replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

What type of filtration do you have? Make, model?

You have to realize that oscars live over 10+ years. Even if the oscars are able to cohabitate in a tank that small, keeping nitrates below 20ppm will take more than 2 75%+ water changes a week.
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tmassey18 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Aqua clear power filter 200gph
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tmassey18 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Hey rocksor bout how long will it take till tank is clear
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Rocksor replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

In the long run, you are inadequately filtered for 2 oscars. An Aquaclear 50, is not enough. You need 2 x eheim 2217 canisters or equivalent to process the amount of waste that the oscars will produce. Powerfilters don't even come close to canisters for filtration.

Do another 50% water change tomorrow or the next day, and it might clear by then.
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tmassey18 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

O I plan on getting better filters just kinda broke lol will they be ok though just dnt want them dieing.
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tmassey18 replied the topic: my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Will my oscars be okay though is what im asking?
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Vinny replied the topic: Re:my water is all cloudy for some reason I changed water yesterday

Your Oscars will be OK, you don't need to remove them to do a water change, need to get a liquid test kit, need to get better filtration, need a bigger tank. Can you raise Oscars in a smaller tank yeah sure. Can you expect them to live a full life of 10 plus years probably not.

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