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Remedy for a Cloudy Turtle Tank?

We have a red ear slider turtle in a 40 gal tank. We keep the tank cleaned out and change 1/2 of the water every week. We have a good carbon filter along with a fan blower to keep the water moving. A few days ago our fan and heater stopped working so we bought a new one. We replaced the carbon and sponges in our filter, changed out the water, put in a new fan and heater, and also installed a larger bridge for him to bask on. We also use the Repti-safe in our water. After changing things our water turned cloudy, which it usually does at first. But 3 days later it is still cloudy and starting to smell! The tank is clean and we've changed more of the water, but it is still cloudy! We are not sure what else to do. Can anyone help us out? Btw, we do not have any rocks in the tank. The only thing in the tank is the heater, fan circulator, and bridge hanging on the side of the tank.

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January 7, 20190 found this helpful

You might need to get a larger tank

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January 9, 20190 found this helpful

Is it possible that you are over feeding?

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

No. We are not over feeding. We are giving him the recommended amount that the pet store gave us.

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January 12, 20190 found this helpful

My friend had a very similar problem. She found out that she had too much circulation in her tank. She turned off the circulation for 8 hours and the water cleared and stayed that way after she restarted the pumps.

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks. We will try that. We did get a more powerful fan than we originally had and so that could be the problem.

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

I would talk to the place where you got the new equipment since that seems to be the tipping point to changes. It is possible it is faulty or has settings not calibrated correctly.

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Post back what they tell you! Good luck! Hope the shell child is ok!!!

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