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This is a discussion on 4 Gallon Fluval View within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by Assault0137 The water is turning milky... It wasn't milky before I took the goldfish out... Is the milky stuff ammonia or ...

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Old 09-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #11
 
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The water is turning milky... It wasn't milky before I took the goldfish out... Is the milky stuff ammonia or nitrites or nitrates? No fish in the tank right now, not until this weekend. That's my deadline, kinda, or else I have to wait till the next weekend. The only timei have time to go to petsmart is the adoption events. Right before It turned milky I put alot of fish food pellets into the filter compartment, for the bacteria to eat... Was that what did it?
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The milky fog ,IME, means your tank has cycled. Take fish food out and change 50% water just before you add your fish . You need to keep an ammonia source(fish food) until you get your fish(ammonia source).

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Old 09-17-2013, 03:22 AM   #12
 
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I would just test it first to be sure there is the presents of nitrates. The milky water could be a couple of things in this case. It could be from the food or even from all the bacteria you added to the tank. Either way mashallsea is right it needs a ammonia source to keep it going.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #13
 
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I would just test it first to be sure there is the presents of nitrates. The milky water could be a couple of things in this case. It could be from the food or even from all the bacteria you added to the tank. Either way mashallsea is right it needs a ammonia source to keep it going.
maybe ill put a little fish food in a filter media bag, and hang that in the middle of the tank, but not that much so it doesnt bloom like that again.i had added what was left of the goldfish food that i took to the tank, prob about 30 pellets. last night i took as much out as i could, so the remainder of fish food will see them through until i get home tonight.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #14
 
Aight, put the last dose of bacteria in, but here was still another capful so I will add that tomorrow. Sadly, I do not have a test kit, so I won't know If is is safe. I guess I will bring a sample to the adoption event and have petsmart do a water check for me.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #15
 
I COULD put in one of my tropical fish... It's steady at 78 day and 77 night... look at my tank profile and reccomend a fish to put in, or reccomend that I dont put any in. The smallest is the longfin tetra thingy, can't remeber the exact name
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #16
 
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If you have an established tank just put some of the established media from the filter into your new tank and you have a cycled tank.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #17
 
Didn't you say it was cycled because of the foggy water? I'm just trying to keep the bacteria alive
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #18
 
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I would just test it first to be sure there is the presents of nitrates. The milky water could be a couple of things in this case. It could be from the food or even from all the bacteria you added to the tank. Either way mashallsea is right it needs a ammonia source to keep it going.
Correct. Never assume, always test.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #19
 
I am hanging fish food by the net, so it won't get stuck in crevices. Thank you all for the help, and if you have any other tips they will be greatly appreciated. Saturday is fish day,
So expect some pics :). Ima try and get a green female Betta.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:40 PM   #20
 
alright, heres what i got
A greenish blue regular female betta,
A brown female crowntail, with red fins,
And seven ghost shrimp. i ordered five, but the lady didnt bother to put the right amount in. more for me!
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