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Old 02-15-2006, 10:06 AM   #11
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Ok no laughing seriously.......( lol).....I turned the hood light off on the tank and ummm the water isnt cloudy at the top anymore , until I turn the light back on. I feel like a noob boob lmao. Oh well better to be looking out for everything just to keep it in top shape rather than ignoring a potential problem. ; )
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:14 AM   #12
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New Tank Syndrome. Don't worry too much, you can do a 50% water change and it will help. Get the ammonia kit, and do as many water changes as necessary to keep the ammonia level below .5, then add some prime, aquamel or other ammonia detoxifier for the fish's comfort.

What is happening is that the bacteria that feed on fish waste are multiplying rapidly. In time, they will attach to surfaces like the gravel and filter media, so you won't see them, but for now they are in the water. We don't want to get rid of them, they are turning the highly toxic ammonia into less toxic nitrite, and then again into much less toxic nitrate. Basicly, they are keeping your fish alive.

Hopefully the Biozyme has kept your ammonia from climbing during this time, but many people find that it is not effective in thier aquariums.
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Ok so keep up the water change regimen and watch for ammonia spikes...keep ammonia dowwwn. But the bacteria is good bio spira, so dont kill it. Gotcha. I will wait until everything is in tip top working order before adding more fish then. Thanks!!
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