2nd day tank is cloudy
so i started my 20gallon tank yesterday, planted and every thing looked great yesterday woke up this morning to the tank so cloudy couldn't see through it, i used tetra aquasafe water conditioner in the right amount, and thats it, what should i do or is it normal? just kinda lost on what to do here, thanks!
also i have no test kit or any thing i was planning to get that when i got paid, this week,
This can be caused by more than one factor, but is common in new tanks so not to worry. It is most likely a bacterial bloom. I recently reset my 115g with new sand substrate and it took 5 weeks before it is now what I consider clear.
It could also be sediment from the substrate, but if it was clear yesterday and not today, this is less likely.
You can read a bit about bacterial blooms in Part 3 of this article:
You haven't mentioned them, so this is just an "in case" caution: do not use clarifers which are chemical substances intended to "clear" cloudy water. Most work by binding together microscopic particles into larger particles that can then more easily be removed by filter pads. But the chemicals also bind the fish's gills, causing high stress.
also is it bad to have to much filtration? i just wonder cause i have 2 filters in this 20 gallon both 150gallon/hour is that to much?
Filtration also depends upon plants; live plants do the filtering, so the filter is only there to gently move water around and keep it "clear" which is different from "clean."
Then there is the bioload, the number of fish in the tank.
It sounds like you have way too much, but I would need to know the fish in the tank to be more definitive.
well at the moment i just have a single betta fish in there i plan to add a few cory catfish and some other fish i havent decided yet, but i can always take out one of the filters i just figured it would keep it cleaner lol
Excess filtration is not beneficial, and may often be the opposite.
alright well i removed one of them, will keep it as a back up,
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