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post #1 of 22 Old 02-09-2014, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Question Why is my fish tank cloudy? did i do something wrong?

I had added dechlorinatior, GH cionditioner, Amazon KH powder, i was wondering why it cloudy, i have added plants today in the tank but i don't think it cause the tank to be cloudy, before i purchase it the lady say to leave it for 24 hours to set but it only been 5 hours ( dont worry there's no fish in there) I have posted picture below

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post #2 of 22 Old 02-09-2014, 06:34 AM
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Just a couple questions...How long has the tank been set up? Is the filter medium brand new?

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I set up the tank last night with heater only, the filter is not brand new, I'm not sure how old it is but I added the chemicals, then put the filter on and added the plants
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post #4 of 22 Old 02-09-2014, 07:20 AM
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New tanks are very often cloudy. It comes from bacteria, the substrate, new materials...all manner of things! It's perfectly harmless though, and will go away on it's own/with time and water changes :)
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post #5 of 22 Old 02-09-2014, 09:12 AM
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hey
i get this every time i set up a tank,i also get this if i mess around
with my tanks too much,and also if i've over cleaned the filter.
it'll clear,don't worry.
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post #6 of 22 Old 02-09-2014, 09:15 AM
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MissBec, do you understand the Nitrogen Cycle? It sounds like she told you to let it set for 24 hours before you can add fish and that isn't the case.
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post #7 of 22 Old 02-09-2014, 09:23 AM
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just incase.
The Aquarium "Cycle"
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post #8 of 22 Old 02-11-2014, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I do understand about the cycle, thanks for your help my tanks has gone back to normal, no more cloudy YAY!!
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hey
glad it's cleared.
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post #10 of 22 Old 02-13-2014, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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How would I lower the ph level mine was 7.6, I'm heading to the shop tomorrow and see if I can purchase peat balls or black tea (i think that what you call them)
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