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Old 08-29-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Cloudy water

I have had my tank for about a week and did about a 25% water change yesterday thinking it would help and it's still cloudy....I tested for ph and nitrate and everything seemed normal besides the hardness of the water was alittle off but nothing bad. Is there any thing else to do for the water?? Thanks


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If it is a mostly whitish cloudy, you may have a bacteria bloom.
Give your filter time to build up proper bacteria bed.
This often happens when several fish are introduced to a newly setup tank.
Keep doing the water changes and just wait.
If you need to rinse your filter media, do it in the siphoned water from the tank.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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Oh ok!! Yeah that does make sense. Thanks


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Old 08-29-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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The cloudy water won't hurt my cichlids will it ???


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Too many reasons as to why water gets cloudy. General maintenance not kept, over feeding, filter issues etc
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #6
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How big is your tank ? And what filter or filters are u running

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:54 PM   #7
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I have a 45 gallon and my filter is Click image for larger version

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Old 08-30-2014, 12:45 AM   #8
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Oh nice I was going to recommend the whisper that's what I run on all My tanks there's awesome. But I also run a submersible filter at the same time cascade 400 because I ad the same problem. Let the whisper work it might do the trick if not I'd think about an submersible filter to run as well

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Its a cascade 600 sorry I had to go looking for the box


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Old 08-30-2014, 12:49 AM   #10
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Okay thanks I'll have to check that out! It's really bothering me it was fine when I had my one cichlid and than I added 3 more fish and a big plant and than it got cloudy I even tried a water clarifier and it didn't work.... At all. Just hope my water changes help.


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