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Old 08-20-2017, 08:24 AM   #1
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Wink cloudy water fish tank cycling

i start doing a fishless cycle with flakes my water is now cloudy im just wondering does anyone know when this will clear im not even sure if the cycle is done i was using fish flakes the ammonia level went to 0.50ppm and my nitrite levels went to 0.25ppm then i saw nitrates does this mean my tank is cycled i also did a 90% water change because the water was so bad it cleared but the morning after it was cloud again i tested for nitrates this morning there were about 10ppm ammonia was 0ppm nitrites 0ppm does this mean its cycled im new to this kind of confused

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Do you have readings now? Doesn't sound cycled.

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Sounds like it could be bacterial bloom in the water column. That will go away after a while. But it could also be the flakes polluting the water. Or a combination of both.

The readings do look positive but difficult to confirm as I never cycled a tank using flakes.

If it was my tank I would start stocking very lightly and monitor how things go. Take it easy on the feedings though.
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