I just set up a 75g tank with a Fluval404. My take is cloudy. I have tested all chemicals, and they are fine, treated the water and cleaned the glass at each water change. I have 2 plecoâ€™s and 4 snails and 12 African Cichlids ranging from 1â€™â€™ to 6â€™â€™. The substrate is a mix of sand and small gravel(that I washed very well before adding to the tank) and I have lots of rocks for my guys to hide in. I am somewhat new to the hobby and maybe a bit obsessive about it. I am not sure what I have done wrong. This is the second tank I set up and the first was great, crystal clear and happy fish.
There is agley on the rocks, but it is a very nice glowing green. I set up the fluval with the filter mediums it came with, should I be using something else for cichlids? How do I get my water to clear up and whatâ€™s with the fish shaking at each other?