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Ive got 2 3 gallon tanks and in each theres a air pump but no filter.

you can put chemicals or something in there to brake down th poo and stuff but what is it??

and 1 off my tanks has got cloudy water. 1 of my mates says its caz i got some new fish and i tipped all the water in there and the water from the shop was cloudy but i think its caz of theres so much air in the water caz i got a air mist thing in there but theres 1 in my other tank and that tanks fine. whys there cloudy water and how do i fix it??? ???
 

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If you have had these tanks for anywhere between 4 - 6 weeks, they're cycling. You should read about the Nitrogen Cycle to know that "cycling" means. If you go to the top of this board, you'll find "Beginner's Articles" - which you really should read.

Now, every tank with fish needs a filter. And actually ... I am not even sure if a tank without a filter will EVER cycle. But one thing is sure: the cloudy water is the result of bacterial and chemical activities in your tanks, which are normal processes in new tanks. But if a tank doesn't have a filter, I don't think it well ever be well. You need to get filters for your tanks.

How long have you had these tanks? What fish do you have in them? How many fish? When did you get the fish?

No, do NOT add any chemicals to your water. The only chemical you should be adding to your water is a dechlorinator during water changes. That is, any new water you're adding to your tank, should be dechlorinated first before you add it to your tank. All this applies to your case if your tap water is chlorinated (and possibly chloraminated). Besides, there is no such thing as a "chemical that removes fish wastes" from the water. You remove fish wastes from the water by water changes.

Since you don't have any filters right now, the least you should be doing is changing the water in your tanks EVERY DAY. Change at least 50% of water in each tank daily.

Please read about the Nitrogen Cycle, and DO NOT add any more fish to your tanks until you understand what the cycle means. Also, a 3 gallon tank is really too small for most fish.
 

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Also what kind of fish do you have in those tanks.
Carol
 

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ok ya just gotta remember that im a really tight bugert (REALLY TIGHT)

my tank that has clear what is now a little bit coludy and ive had this tank 4 2 months. i have 4 baby mollys 2 adult molyys and 1 platy

my new tank is less cloudy now. 10 guppies the 4 females are pregnant
 

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Jesse, are you Bazza? I'm confused, lol.
 

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Who?? Jesse12???
no im not. she lives in the same town, Porthedland as i do and we bought our tankes from the same place, red dot. i talked to her on msn. she told me that mollys and platys would be best way to go. also 1 of my male guppies died this moring

Jesse said to make a filter like this so i did:
buy some filter fibere
get a small pump
wrap the filter fibere around the pump and put a stocking over it then stick the top together with a safty pin

I dont think itll work though its all i got till i get enough money to buy a filter wich wont be long
 

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So Jesse12 and Bazza are not the same person right?
Jesse12 if you have a problem please start another thread and explain that problem so we can help you figure out a solution.
Bazza- we still need to know some information about your tanks such as what fish are in them.
Carol
 
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yeah i already said it before.

1 tank/- 31cm long by 18cm wide and 24cm high/ 4 pregnant female guppies and 5 male guppies

2 tank/-31cm long by 18cm wide and 24cm high/ 4 baby balloon mollies, 2 adult balloon mollies and 1 platy and 1 snail

also 1 of my male guppies died this morning. the only thing i did different was i missed 1 feeding last night caz i feed a little bit extra before ???
 
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