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Old 04-10-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
 
cloudy on 3rd day

set my tank up 3 days ago ,put in cycle and added as directed,started filtration and it remained clear untill this morning now its cloudy .
Is this normal.

I have no fish yet.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
 
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set my tank up 3 days ago ,put in cycle and added as directed,started filtration and it remained clear untill this morning now its cloudy .
Is this normal.

I have no fish yet.
Ok well dont go grabbing fish yet until you are sure its stable for a week atleast

did u check water parameter and if so what are they

and what exactly did you put in that made it cycle?

It can be an bacterial bloom clouding the water or the tanks lack of a cycle.

btw please be alittle more specific when posting such as tank size, water parameters
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
 
im new and have no idea what parameters are size is a 60 gallon and i added a product called nutra fin cycle..and no i wasnt planning on getting fish yet..
Im not sure i feel welcome here ,you all have been doing this a while and for someone who is so new the treatment you get here seems harsh


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Ok well dont go grabbing fish yet until you are sure its stable for a week atleast

did u check water parameter and if so what are they

and what exactly did you put in that made it cycle?

It can be an bacterial bloom clouding the water or the tanks lack of a cycle.

btw please be alittle more specific when posting such as tank size, water parameters
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
 
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set my tank up 3 days ago ,put in cycle and added as directed,started filtration and it remained clear untill this morning now its cloudy .
Is this normal.

I have no fish yet.
Do you have test kits for pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate? You can always bring water samples to pet stores to get tested but it's so much easier when you have the test kits yourself at home and you can monitor the cycle of the tank yourself. Have you read up on cycling processes?* I knew nothing about the cycling process either until I came on here. I set up my tank 5 weeks ago myself. Anyway for the test kits, get the API liquid test kits, not the strips, as they are highly inaccurate. I used nutrafin cycle myself at first and it didn't work at all. Some people say cycling products work, some say they don't. I think it depends on how old the bottle is. If it's been on the shelf for a while it does nothing because the bacteria is dead. I think that's what happened for me. As for the cloudiness, that is common in new tanks. Give it a few days to a week or so and overnight you'll see it should clear right up. However it is bound to happen again during the cycling process because it is caused from bacterial blooms. Water changes probably won't clear it up, it just clears up on its own. Here is an article you should read on cycling, it is very helpful. Once you read it you'll decide whether you want to do "fish-less cycling" or "fish-in cycling." Good luck and post on here once you get your readings as everyone will be able to assist you better. Good luck!
*http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/

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Old 04-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
 
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Oh sorry for sounding a little harsh, I was looking up a few topics myself this morning while in a rush and I had seen your thread and decided to see if i could offer some advice on it. I just rushed a little and will admit it doesnt sound great reading it back. I guess this is a little late but welcome to tropical fish keeping(TFK), its a great forum full of friendly, knowledgeable people and includes everyone from beginners to experts. I will say I agree with white cloud, he.she put the info i was trying to say into much better words with some extra info.
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