Sorry, I am freaking out. Water issues?

cornboy72

I did a switch to a bigger tank this weekend.

Details: 50 gallon - 125 gallon
New substrate (Clean)
Sumped all water from old to new tank
Transferred all filter media to larger filter.

I lost a pleco already. One red head has a cloudy eye and is behaving strange as well as the others. Blood red parrot and oscar. All medium sized. seem to be labored breathing.

They are not eating today after eating yesterday.

Chemistry
Ammonia - 0 ppm
Nitrites - 0 ppm
pH - 7
Nitrates - 10 ppm

Water is slightly cloudy
Help!! I do not want to lose fish I have had for over a year.

I am going to do a 50% water change right now.

Thanks,
--J
 

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jtjgg

what is the new filter?

only thing i can think of is not enough water movement.

also, did you rinse out the new substrate and the new tank?
 

cornboy72

Thanks for the reply

yes - gravel, filter and tank were all cleaned etc.

Fluval FX4

I added some antibiotics and the 50% water change seemed to help or I at least think so. Little more energy. Tomorrow should tell me more.

dependent on what I see tomorrow will try another water change.
 

jtjgg

have you tested the water again? just to make sure there's not an ammonia or nitrite spike

is the water the same pH and temp as the old tank?

I'm assuming you have the intake and output positioned at opposite ends of the tank for maximum water circulation?

do you notice the fish favoring a specific spot in the tank, such as near the intake or output?
 

diamonfingers

i am going to guess and say the water tank needed cleaning as it might have had some cleaning chemicals in it prior to use?
do you notice the fish favoring a specific spot in the tank, such as near the intake or output?

what does this mean? At some point my fish liked sitting by the intake but now they swim all around
 

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