Cloudy tank and white goop

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Hi everyone, I joined this website because I've been having a ton of trouble with my tank recently. My axie, Chimi, is about 9 months old. We just moved houses and hes never had tank problems until when we moved (about a month ago)
Hes got a 20 gallon tank with sand substrate, artificial plants and caves. The filter is in good condition. I live in arizona so getting his tank cool is a struggle, but I have an aquarium fan that keeps it pretty chilly. About two weeks ago, i started noticing some weird, white stringy stuff on his plants. Within a day, it had spread to the other decorations. I tested the tank and found that it had somewhat higher ammonia levels than whats recommended (but nothing too high). I took the decor out of the tank, but the white stuff detached really easily and got into the water, so i had to completely replace the water. I rinsed off everything really good, including the filter. The water was very cloudy back then. For a week after i changed the water, i kept close tabs on the quality, and the ammonia levels stayed down, and the tank was crystal clear. Now, its cloudy again, and last night i noticed the white stuff was back! Any ideas on what this white stuff is (it wont show up in the pictures i take, but looks kind of like white stringy mucus). How do i get his tank clear again? I changed half the water yesterday and it didnt improve the cloudiness of the tank at all. Should i completely change the water again, or buy some sort of treatment?
 

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If it is what I think it is then you need water clearifier. It should clean it up for you. Also get some air pump and some bio sponge filter as a secondary filter too keep your tank water clean .
 
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  • MVM1991:
    As long as its cleaned yeah! You can even make overhangs if you have enough pieces to make nice caves and platforms
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    Ok, thanks!
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  • MVM1991:
    My pleasure! River rocks work well too, and go rather well with all kinda lung less salamanders,
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  • Mark.H:
    Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :)
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  • Tinky:
    So everywhere talks about testing your water parameters but I can't find what to do it there aren't right?! Like too low not too high, anybody any ideas?
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  • jnerdx:
    It’s very dry in Colorado. I make sure to spritz every night so while I’m sleeping. I have a nifty hydrometer that I got from Walmart. It tells me blue, green, red; too little humid, good, too much respectively. It’s been helpful to me.
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    It tells me temperature AND humidity.
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  • MVM1991:
    Where'd you get that? Or is it just a combo from petsmart or something?
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    I’m pretty sure I got it at a Walmart.
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  • jnerdx:
    I just looked it up to see if I can find it again. It’s actually a hyGROmeter and temperature. Which measures the dew point. Here is the difference between due point and humidity. https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidityYou can calculate Th relative
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    the relative humidity using the dew point measurement.
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    Here is the product I purchased:
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  • jnerdx:
    it has a stand. And I had a spare suction from my filter. So it’s on the wall of my Sal’s enclosure.
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    That’s a pic of it in the enclosure.
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  • MVM1991:
    Nice! Also, from what I can see you have an amazing setup! What species?
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    S. S. Gigliolli
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    Ooo nice!
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    Thank you! I tried to share the video but unsuccessful. You can see it on my IG story @jnerdx
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    Cool! I just have a tiger and a long tail, who we are trying to find as he ESCAPED INTO MY ROOM!
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    Hey y'all, recently my juvenile axolotl's tail has been floating and can swim down but his tail lifts to an angle and I believe that it is stressing him out. He gets in between his plants to balance himself and I am cleaning out the bottom of the tank with my baster. I believe I overfed him and he also may have eaten many air bubbles. He's been like this for nearly 1 1/2 days.
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    What would be the best thing to do ?
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