dontwantaname wrote:What is going on? The tank has gotten cloudy.
I just bought a new tiny all in one tank. I get to put the catfish back in it tonight.
Maybe I'll get a betta.
I usually use a water purifier here at work to do water changes. Unbenownst to me, it has contracted a case of algaeitis. So when I took the mostly pure water with a bit of algae in it and dumped it in a fertile, non-purified atmosphere of fish, the algae went ape and turned my water green. My webcam ain't the best, so it looks cloudy. But it is most definitely green. So now I'm water changing using treated tap until they can fix the purifier. Eventually I may have to do a whole-tank water change if it doesn't calm down (fish go out, water completely removed and filter changed, water back in, fish back in).
I just did that a few weeks ago. It got worse. Bought a new filter. Filter is making noise, gotta bring it back.
Bought a tiny new tank , three gal, it was scratched. Exchanged it yesterday and set it up.
My sole surviving fish goes in tonight. One new fish, most likely a beta, will be bought tomorrow.
All this because the kids won goldfish in 1993 or so. Had to set up a real tank with a filter. Got a catfish. The goldfish lasted 10 years. The catfish refused to die, so I got guppies.
The guppies reproduced to the point that there was a overpopulation explosion which led to the expected die off.
Except for the catfish.
Thought about giving up and flushing the catfish....no, he would haunt me.
Which led to the buying of a whole new system.
But.... after the next big spruce up of the house, with new rugs, I will set up a real 20 gallon long or 30 gallon tank. I bought a nonreturnable tank stand already.