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Old 02-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why my tank is looking murky,

It's only been 7 days since my last water change
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Few more details please. Are you cycling? How long has the tank been going? What are your water test results? Any other helpful info?
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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my tank just bloomed a couple days ago for the first time, ive had the tank set up for two weeks, my fish and coral are doing well, i had my water tested first day of bloom and my lfs said everythng is alright
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If you've been running the tank for only 2 weeks, there is a good chance you aren't even cycled yet. having corals and fish in the tank now is extremely dangerous.
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I agree with Doug. The reason that it is cloudy is that there is alot of ammonia in the tank. You should have cycled your tank first. I would check into returning the fish and corals till the cycle is done. You can read about the cycle in our SW articles section.
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If you've been running the tank for only 2 weeks, there is a good chance you aren't even cycled yet. having corals and fish in the tank now is extremely dangerous.
The tank was used and has been cycled before, I used a live bacteria additive to help with the cycle, as far as I know all my levels are in check. I'm getting good growth and maturing quickly, as far as I know my tank is thriving.
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Does not matter if you added the bacteria. The nitrifying bacteria still has to grow and colonize. Somewhere during the move something happened.
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Lfs gave me bad info then, what any recommendations on what to do
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You can do one of two things. You can return corals and fish or you`ll need to do daily PWC`s to keep lethal ammonia and nitrite levels down. It will slow the cycle down but it will eventually get done. Just cost more because of the PWC`s.
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What do u have in the tank now? What corals and what fish? And do u have ur own test kit to check ur own stuff. I would get a test kit if u don't have one and check ammonia for sure. Cus yea I would guess it has not fully gone through yet and can cause problems if not kill the livestock u have in the tank right now.
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