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HELP! Water problem?

Posted By: darian <eeyore7@lanset.com>
Date: Sunday, 14 May 2000, at 12:47 a.m.

Now that my heat is up to (and past last night!) 85-86* I have noticed the last few days that there is a lot of merkiness to the water. Very small floating stuff that the filter isn't getting. I cleaned the filter yesterday morning and did a 30% water change last night but don't see much improvement. Any ideas of what this is? How to fix? Will it hurt the fish? I have had to have the light on a small amount in order to do maintenance and check temperatures, but for the most part it's been dark. The filter was a little clogged so I thought that with it clean and having better circulation might help - but no. Fish are still swimming, but I did notice that the ick on the clowns was a little worse, when two days ago I thought it was better. Does this have anything to do with ich life cycle? Help please! (PS I