Bought the tank from craigslist for $40 ... found out it had ammonia residue.
Dumped the thing, scrubbed it with vinegar water and rinsed it with HOT water. Got new rock. Rinsed it handful by handful in HOT water. Set up the filter, placed the rock in, filled it up bucket by bucket and added a conditioner to specifications. Decided to leave it empty all weekend and let the water cycle through before adding fish next week.
Now the water is cloudy, to the point I can't see the intake tube for the filter.
I have NEVER had this much problem with a tank in 15 years! Its to the point I'm so frustrated on being stumped and trying new routes, I can't finish sentances when I try to exlain to Eric what could be wrong.
Seeing as I need a new testing kit, we're running a sample into Petco tomorrow to see where the levels are at. The filter should be doing the jon, its for a 65g tank ffs ... I don't know mayne that's too much and its flowing to muc volume through for any good levels to establish??
Someone, anyone with ideas please tell me ... otherwise this tanks going to the Hole for practice shooting .....