Trouble Shooting Aquarium Water Quality Issues

Cloudy Tank

Possible Cause: This can typically occur during initial set-up as a result of the biological balance.

Suggest Solutions: This can typically occur during initial set up as a result of the biological balance trying to establish itself in the aquarium or as a result of over feeding.
- Perform a partial water change (up to 25% of the water).
- For new aquariums, add in a dose of Nutrafin Aqua Plus Tap Water Conditioner and a dose of Nutrafin Cycle Biological Aquarium Supplemnt.
- For established aquariums use Nutrafin Bio-Clear or Clear Fast to rapidly clear the aquarium water.
- Reduce your feedings to once every two days until you see positive results.
- If this does not work, test your water by bringing a sample of the water, as well as a sample of the tap water to your local pet store.



Lethargic Fish

Possible Cause: This often results during initial set up or at other times when the water quality is poor. When there are high levels of ammonia and nitrates, the fish tend to instinctively stay closer to the bottom and conserve their energy by moving less. It is hard for them to breathe in poor water conditions.

Suggested Solutions: Perform a partial water change up to 25% of the water and add in a dose of Nutrafin Aqua Tap Water Conditioner with a dose of Nutrafin Cycle Biological Aquarium Supplement.

- Reduce your feedings to once every two days until you see positive results.
- If this does not work, test your water by bringing a sample of the aquarium water, as well as a sample of the tap water to your local pet store.

Smelly Water

Possible Cause: When there are high levels of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates, in addition to cloudy water, a foul smell can result.

Suggested Solutions: Peform a partial water change up to 25% of the water and add in a dose of Nutrafin Aqua Plus Tap Water Conditioner with a dose of Nutrafin Cycle Biological Aquarium Supplement.
- Reduce your feedings to once every two days until you see positive results.
- If this does not work, test your water by bringing a sample of the aquarium water, as well as a sample of the tap water to your local pet store.

Green Water

Possible Cause: Green water is caused by the growth of algae. Algae requires light and nutrients to grow. In order to curtail its growth, prevent exposure to natural day light by keeping the aquarium away from windows. If the solution does not remedy itself within 3 weeks, it is possible that the green water is occuring for another reason.

Suggested Solutions: Prevent exposure to natural day light.
- Perform a 25% water change every 4 days.
- Cut back on feeding and use high quality Nutrafin Max fish food.
If you are not sure why you are having a problem with your aquarium, bring a sample of the aquarium water, as well as a sample of the tap water to your pet store so that they can test it to determine the cause and guide you to an appropriate course of action.
Thereafter, you can obtain your own Nutrafin Test Kits to test the water a your own convenience.

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