Habitat - Indoor :: Cloudy tank for about a week please help !!

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:48 am   Cloudy tank for about a week please help !!

I recently did a water change in my 50 gallon tank which holds my two 6 month old RES. I hadnt done a water change in months so about 1/3 of the water was already evaporated . And the night before I did the water change I accidentally poured too much food in the tank and it had all fallen to the bottom before I could take it up, so that caused my tank to get brownish dirty water. Now I know when you remove most of the water you can cause a bacteria boom makeing the tank to be cloudy. And i experienced this before with my 38 gallon tank I have for my fishes. However this time the cloudyness lasted longer (its been about a week and two days since I cleaned the tank and filter) and it has a slight stench that sort of lingers in my room around the tank. That never happened before either.
I thought it was my filter at first like when i put it back together after cleaning itn. Maybe a part went loose because it does seem louder than it was before , like it sounds like little rocks moving around, but im pretty sure it did that noise before. i dont remember tbh . But I dont think the filter (fluval 306) because everything seems to be flowing in correctly, and the water comming out the output tube looks clear , not the yellowish brown that the rest of the water in my tank looks like. I did a bunch of research and I just assumed that it was a bacteria boom and to just wait it out , but my family keeps telling me its "mold" and I need to get a new filter or something, so i figured Id come here and see what you guys think. Thanks for any responses
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:48 pm   Re: Cloudy tank for about a week please help !!

Could be a lot of waste in there if you are overfeeding. Gravel certainly doesn't help. You'll likely want a better filter but even that won't make all those water issues go away.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:12 pm   Re: Cloudy tank for about a week please help !!

Theres isnt a lot of waste , I only over fed them for them that one time and that was on accident
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:01 pm   Re: Cloudy tank for about a week please help !!

So you don't think it could be fine waste particles? My tank sometimes get that when the turtles have a bit of digestive problems.

I don't remember working on the 306, could be the impeller loose? As for clear looking water out of the tube, that's just because it's a small sample. If it's taking a lot longer to clear up, I would go ahead and do a partial change.
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