CLOUDY WATER!! ARRRRR!

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CLOUDY WATER!! ARRRRR!

Post  devine on Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:14 am

Hey everyone, so did the instructions on the tank as per the booklet. Added the right amounts of nutrafin cycle. After two days the water was so UNBELIEVABLY cloudy, that I couldnt see to the back of the tank. I was thorough and washed all the items in the tank before I put them in, so I knew it wasnt that. After a week, I changed the water by about half, and it is now a lot better, but seriously, it is still a little cloudy. Pet Shop said my water was perfect PH, Ammonia levels etc. So I went and got some fish, Im aware that my tank wont have cycled properly. But Nutrafin cycle is supposed to make the water safer for the fish. I have 2 Zebra Danio and 2 Glow Light Danio, they seem very happy indeed, but the water is still cloudy ish, not sure what to do??
Anyone got any fishy tips? :-)

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Post  DaveFE on Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:30 am

Hi there,
Cloudy water is a sign that the gravel was not thoroughly washed before inserting into the tank or that the initial bio cycle has not completed.
It does not harm fish unless there is a build up of nitrate however usually you should wait a couple of days for it to clear before adding fish.
A tip to greatly speed this up would be to add some filter medium, a little water or gravel from a healthy established friends or aquatic shop tank to introduce some friendly bacteria.
If you have tried everything it should eventually clear with normal 20% weekly water changes and make sure you are not overfeeding, better to initially starve your fish for the first 48hours.

David.

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Post  bsellon on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:35 pm

I have found that a little time with some "Filter Floss" can help with the fine particles . you can pick some up at the pet store but for the short term you can use cotton balls.(but remember to take them out after a week or so as they will start to beak down, but by then you should have a chance to get the polyester stuff)
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