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Yeah I started a new thread. The only person who commented said that I threw all of my media away and that the ammonia was too high (I gave them the same params that I gave you) it didn't make sense to me since I only replaced the carbon (my filter has bio wheels) and most of the bacteria lives in the substrate any way right? I honestly think it might be the store, it wasn't the best experience. The store was super hot because of how cold it was which I understand but I had to wait at least 30min to get someone to get us fish and when he finally came he was the saltwater guy. They also don't have any kind if warranty on their animals, all of the other stores that I have been to have some sort of warranty. I don't know, it really stunk because I REAALY wanted that bumblebee goby and had never seen them in another store. Oh well!mattgirl said:I am sorry to hear that you lost some fish. Did you start another thread about them? I know very little about fish diseases so I don't always check out threads about sick fish.
I am still leaning toward a bacterial bloom. I don't know why you have one since this tank has been cycled for quite a while but that sure looks like one to me. If that is the case it may take quite a while for it to clear up. I know my tank looked just like this for at least a month while cycling it.
the fact that it started after you disturbed the substrate more than usual leads me to believe it released something into the water and the cycle is working on clearing it up. Now that you have 4 cartridges in there along with the poly-fill I have to think you have enough media. Just leave it alone unless it gets too much waste built up on it and even then just clean one cartridge at a time.
Sadly losing new fish happens way too often. We can do everything just right and still lose them. I have to think when that happens it is because the poor little guys had just been through too much stress getting from breeder to us.