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post #1 of 3 Old 09-13-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cloudy water during the fishless cycle

I am cycleing my 20 gallon aquarium with fish food and my water has started to get a little cloudy. I am assuming this is from the fish food. My ammonia is around 3ppm and my nitrites are at .20 ppm. My nitrates are 0. Can a do a water change to clear up the water or will that effect the cycle?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-13-2011, 07:47 PM
Most likely a bacteria bloom. Sure you can do a water change, not a really a big deal. Pretty normal when cycling a tank.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-14-2011, 11:56 AM
personally, i wouldn't worry about it unless it continues after the tank is cycled. all sorts of weird things can happen when cycling.
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