My filter media in my Aquaclear filters contain carbon particles. On the box, its advised that I replace the filter once every four weeks at least. But I've been told differently around here. So my question is, should I remove the carbon when I put the media in the filter? I don't want the...
There are many different numbers of fish you could keep in a 75 gallon tank, but you are kind of narrowing it down excluding chiclids and tetras. Of course if it was my tank, I'd stock it with a bunch of Mollies and Swordtails, but that's just me. :
I agree with Ken about the LFS tanks. Does your store have a refund policy? You could take the fish back, but before you buy anymore I'd ask them to test their water in front of you. That way you know what you're getting.
Like Ken said, ICK will get worse before it gets better. You just have to be patient with it, but I understand it cans be frustrating and feels like it hangs around forever. Eventually, it will go away, but it is best to keep the temperature raised for a full two weeks. Good Luck.
Does the aquarium have decor in it? I remember when I first set up my tank, the water was cloudy for about 2-3 days and then it went away. I did rinse the gravel and everything, but I assume I didn't rinse it well enough.