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Is new tank cloud dangerous?
Old 09-19-2009, 01:01 PM   #11
 
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Will the cloud in a new tank harm the fish?
Not if it is normal. A new tanks have some cloudiness to the water, resulting from sand/gravel particles/dust (no matter how well you wash it), bacteria starting, and sometimes cloudiness in the tap water due to sediments, etc. None of this is harmful, and it should dissipate in a few days, sometimes longer. I have one type of regular gravel that even after 12 years still causes considerably more cludiness if I disturb it or move it, compared to my other natural gravel.

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Old 09-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #12
 
Whats going on ?

OFF topic.... kinda...
I have filled my 120 gallon tank. and it is cloudy..
the Emperor 400 has ran all night and all morning.
water still cloudy .. now this emperor is the one out
of my 75 gallon which already has bacteria established.
I just checked my Ammonia level... and its at 1.0
Im curious as to how ??? its new ???
I used water conditioner....
so how can I get the ammonia level DOWN?
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #13
 
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OFF topic.... kinda...
I have filled my 120 gallon tank. and it is cloudy..
the Emperor 400 has ran all night and all morning.
water still cloudy .. now this emperor is the one out
of my 75 gallon which already has bacteria established.
I just checked my Ammonia level... and its at 1.0
Im curious as to how ??? its new ???
I used water conditioner....
so how can I get the ammonia level DOWN?
Test your tap water straight out of the tap. Some has ammonia in it.

Are there any fish in this new tank?

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Old 09-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #14
 
Thanks BYRON
NO FISH ( tanks GOD.. Lol..)
I will test the tap water right now..
I will post in about 6 min.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:29 PM   #15
 
GREAT CALL BYRON....
its only been 3 in...
and its already 1.0
so thats it ..
I didnt know this.. so WOW.... if I do a water change
I actually will be adding AMMONIA....
ok ..
so we know why..... how do we fix it and FAST.. lol.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:34 PM   #16
 
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GREAT CALL BYRON....
its only been 3 in...
and its already 1.0
so thats it ..
I didnt know this.. so WOW.... if I do a water change
I actually will be adding AMMONIA....
ok ..
so we know why..... how do we fix it and FAST.. lol.
If your tap water contains ammonia, a good water conditioner that detoxifies ammonia (as well as neutralizing chlorine, chloramine and heavy metals) will be best. Prime (by Seachem) does this, and there are others.

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Old 09-19-2009, 01:38 PM   #17
 
OK so I understand this I should go ahead and condition the water again?
Let me know.. I will get right on it if thats what I have to do.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:40 PM   #18
 
I have used AquaSafe from tetra aqua

this time I used START RIGHT wit allantoin from JUNGLE
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:57 PM   #19
 
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I have used AquaSafe from tetra aqua

this time I used START RIGHT wit allantoin from JUNGLE
Neither of these detoxifies ammonia according to the product info. Seachem's "Prime" does, and Kordon's "AmQuel" does. There may be others I don't know of. Read the label if you find other conditioners in your store; it should eliminate/detoxify chlorine, chloramies, ammonia and heavy metals.

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Old 09-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #20
 
According to the label on the bottle.....

START RIGHT with ALLANTOIN

COMPLETE WATER CONDITIONER REMOVES CHLORINE AND CHLORAMINE.

I dont understand.. It does not say it REMOVES AMMONIA.....
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