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Cycling with shrimp - Cloudy Tank
Old 04-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
 
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Cycling with shrimp - Cloudy Tank

Hi,
I started cycling a 75 gal with shrimp 2 days ago. Other than a few problems with the filter, everything was fine for the first and second day. Today I went to look at the tank and it is pretty cloudy. I tested the water and the ammonia is still very low. Is this normal? I have been looking at methods of cycling, but none of the ones i have read said the water should get cloudy. I am going to add some gravel and a decoration from an established tank now, good or bad idea with cloudy water?

Random note - To anyone who has the Marineland Emperor 400 - Was the filter running at full capacity within the first couple days?

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Old 04-25-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
 
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Forgot to mention

I used StressCoat to condition the water on the first day, and used StressZyme on the second day.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
 
what kind of substrate are you using?

initial cloudyness is normal, if it bothers you, just do a water change, otherwise it should clear up in a week or less
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
 
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Just dark blue gravel. If it's normal then it doesn't bother me... any idea how long it will last?
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
 
my tanks always get cloudy for a couple of days. but if it doesnt go away in a week, then there may be something else going on. For me its usually dust from the gravel and bacteria bloom, keep an eye on those water parameters.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
 
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Okay I will check back in a couple days.

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