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Old 06-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #11
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Ok so the cloudiness is cuz of bacteria bloom? Or cuz of nitrite being high? Or both?
They basically go hand in hand. Bacterial blooms are most common at the beginning of a cycle when the bacteria is basically trying to find a place to settle down...but I've seen people experience it at different times.

Once the tank is fully cycled (0 ammo, 0 nitrIte, some level of nitrAtes) if it's still cloudy, we can look at alternate possibilities then. I assume it's a milky looking haze? If so, that's a bacterial bloom.
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Ok ill post a pic when i get home around 4pm est time.. Check back and let me know what you think i know its hard to tell by a pic but i will do the best i can to show you
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Its clear but not crystal clear
I'd just get the tank cycled, and concern myself with the cloudiness if it persists after the tank has stabilized. It actually doesn't look cloudy at all in the pic, but it's hard to really see if you're not there.
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Just did a 25% water change, should i add any water conditioner?
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Just did a 25% water change, should i add any water conditioner?
Have you not been using water conditioner? Are you on city water or well water? If city, they are absolutely mandatory to deal with the chlorine / chloramines in there. Even on well water a conditioner should be used to neutralize heavy metals. As we said, Seachem Prime is the best one out there if you can find it. It will also temporarily detoxify the ammonia and nitrIte for 24-36 hours to help your fish.

Have you done other water changes today? A 25% pwc isn't going to cut it. That would have only reduced the no2 by a quarter down to 3ppm...you need it below .25 ASAP.
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