Yeah. The part where I stated that zeolite reduces ammonia took me a while to learn too. Lol
Another possibility to as why your tank is experiencing this issue could be due to the aquarium nitrogen cycle. There are multiple stages of this cycle. One of which being called the bacterial bloom, which happens first. This most likely will cause cloudy water and will eliminate itself within 3-5 days with no special treatment, but water changes can be done to help with the cloudiness. This is most likely your problem and not overfeeding, as your feeding schedule seems very well. And you are not overfeeding.
Carbon clears the water, cleans excess nutrients, Eliminates tannins, etc. the one that eliminates ammonia is considered zeolite. But your main concern when changing any type of filter media is that it greatly effects the filter bacterias colony, and numbers. With fewer bacteria. Your tanks ability to eliminate toxic substances such as nitrites, and ammonia diminishes greatly, meaning that they will spike resulting in mass deaths, and most likely. Many sicknesses to break out within the tank
Last edited by Mo; 04-09-2012 at 09:23 AM.