kariF Posted January 12, 2021 Share Posted January 12, 2021 Hi, I am writing about my son's tank. He started it about 7 weeks ago. Starting 3 weeks ago it had an algae bloom and was very green. I helped him with water changes and the algae is better, but the tank is so dirty. We bought the largest sponge filter and noisy pump from Aquarium coop. I swapped out the pump for another brand and still the tank is so dirty. I have helped him do a lot of water changes and use the net to clear any debris. I have had aquariums for 20 years on and off and never had an issue with a dirty tank. I have cleaned the sponge filter when we do water changes. We use a sponge filter in a small 5 gallon for my other son and don't have any issues. Why such a dirty tank? The water has so much particulate matter in it. I will say the last 7 weeks is my first experience with sponge filters. My daughters have a small 5 gallon tank that is so clear and pretty, we want the same for my son's 29 gallon. Thanks for any ideas or advice! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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