Hi there, I'm new to tropical fish keeping and have just set up my first ever tank. Its 110l tank with real plants and bog wood. I used de-chlorine and bacteria starter to setup and put 3 frogs (African dwarf). I then checked the water and everything was ok (ph,ammonia, nitrite and nitrate all good). So I added 5 juvenile guppys from my brother in laws tank and some fertiliser for the plants.
It's been fine for 4 days until last night when the water had gone really cloudy/milky looking. I checked all the levels and everything had gone up. I had a look on the internet and got very contrasting advice but decided to get a couple of buckets worth of water ready for a partial water change. I left the water overnight to de-chlorinate and reach room temp.
The weird thing is the water has gone back to looking ok again and the fish seem healthy and full of life. I haven't tested the water again yet. Do I need to do a partial water change or is this quite normal as some websites have suggested?
The tanks only on its 5th day of set up and I may have been putting too much food in. Now some sites suggest that I've put fish in too quickly and others don't and I did check with the local tropical fish shop and they said it was fine to introduce fish with my set up, so too did my brother in law who has 30+ yrs of fish keeping experience.
Was this a bacteria bloom as I've read up about?
Anyway any advice given would be much appreciated as the startling variation in advice given by different websites can be very confusing to a newbie like me.