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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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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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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.
 

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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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hey :-D
glad it's cleared.
 

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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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unless you are getting extra sensitive fish,your ph is not that bad.better to have a stable ph that is a little high,then to mess around with chemicals. but to answer your question,peat in the filter,bog/driftwood and blackwater extract will all work to varying degrees.if you can order online, indian almond leaves,white oak leaves,roobios tea and a few other options are out there.
 

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i'm with these guys.:)
 

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can't laugh i don't know what it is. :dunno:
 
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pH - UP AND pH - DOWN.
These products supply, in a pure form, the chemicals sodium bicarbonate and sodium biphosphate for raising and lowering the pH. This method is the most widely used biphosphate for raising and lowering the pH.
 

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Wouldn't adding phosphate cause algae problems?
 

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ahhh ok ph up ph down….i get that :-D
yes to the best of my knowledge products like that still exist however
i don't think many aquarist use them anymore.??
 
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With all the stuff you have done recently I would recommend you basically do nothing and see if in a couple of days it clears up.

If not then kill the lights and stop adding food (and chemicals) until it does clear.


still that's just my .02
 
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