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MissBec 02-09-2014 02:29 AM

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

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...fe5fec27fbc22e

jimscott 02-09-2014 06:34 AM

Just a couple questions...How long has the tank been set up? Is the filter medium brand new?

MissBec 02-09-2014 07:12 AM

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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jentralala 02-09-2014 07:20 AM

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 :)

willow 02-09-2014 09:12 AM

hey :-D
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.

Flint 02-09-2014 09:15 AM

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.

willow 02-09-2014 09:23 AM

just incase.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...ium-cycle-252/

MissBec 02-11-2014 07:54 PM

Yes I do understand about the cycle, thanks for your help my tanks has gone back to normal, no more cloudy YAY!!

willow 02-12-2014 10:49 AM

hey :-D
glad it's cleared.

MissBec 02-13-2014 07:39 PM

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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