Ahh, that could be the problem then! My tanks stay a little cloudy after a change and vacuum, especially the sandsubstrate tank, because of all the crud I stir up but it'll settle back down usually overnight.
is your tank info correct? and what size tank is it? overstocking, over feeding, not enough filtration, out dated test kit(which could mean the tank is in a mini cycle or not cycled) are a few things that could cause cloudiness as well...
ok its a 5 gallon and the info is up to date. It has good filtration. My API test kit is new and the numbers above are new. The numbers have been the same for the last couple weeks. I might over feed now and then. I have just come out of the new tank cycle thing.
With the numbers I have is it safe to watch see if it clears?
My Mother says its clearer now than it was this morning. To tell you the truth I've looked at so much going through the cycle that I cant tell anymore.
BTW thank you so much for your help. It means a lot to me. I've kept these little guys alive all the way through the new tank Cycle it would kill me to lose one of them now. FYI I started this tank last week of Feb. 2010.
I can't say for certain as to why your Guppy is running into things. My best guess would be that the cycling process may have taken its toll on the fish. Sometimes it happens and fish can suffer long term side effects of ammonia poisoning. That's one reason that it's best to do a fish-less cycle. Sometimes even when using TSS, if it isn't done correctly the fish may be exposed to ammonia for some time.
Keep in mind that you can't always blame yourself. We don't really know what these fish go through from the time they leave the breeders to the fish store and what they go through in the fish store can be awful.
I see that you've tested and tested again, your test kit is good, your #'s show that you're cycled and no rise in ammonia. If you still have 0,0,5 for readings now I don't think I'd worry about another water change today. Try and relax a bit
A water change is just about always good for your fish. However, you don't want to over do it. I saw Shawnie mention in another thread "over cleaning can be just as bad as not cleaning" and I agree with this.
Bacterial blooms can happen even if your tank has been cycled for sometime. It doesn't always mean that it's the end of a cycling tank.