If your tank resembles a scene from the Walking Dead and your fish look they are floating around in a zombie fog then you’ve got cloudy water, and it sucks!
Below, we have compiled two videos and a few tips to show you how to clear up that cloudy water in your fish tank,
This first video from Howcast gives us an excellent idea of the causes and how you can prevent cloudy water zombie fog.
Video: How To Clear Up A Cloudy Fish Tank
What Causes Cloudy Water In Your Fish Tank?
Many things can cause the water in your aquarium to get cloudy, but the most common are:
Bacteria bloom – Note that a bacteria bloom will be a cloudy white. If you notice a greenish color to the water, you may have an algae issue.
You want to decipher between green water and cloudy, milky water. Cloudy is usually bacteria driven. Green is usually algae driven. – Howcast
If you think you may have an algae problem?
Click Here: To see our post on how to prevent and eliminate algae in your fish tank.
Too much maintenance. Cleaning your filter, significant water changes, or gravel cleaning can unbalance your aquarium.
When this happens, bacteria can take up in the water and start feeding off the nutrients now floating in the water column.
Typically, the water will settle with time and the milky appearance may disappear. However, you can take steps to speed things up one of two ways;
You Can Try A UV Sterilizer