ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Trouble Shooting Aquarium Water Quality Issues

Updated on June 13, 2012

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.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)