Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Posts: 25
sooooo cloudy???

ok so my 55 gallon is up and running since about 8ich last night, it's now 11am and it's still very cloudy I did put some stability chemical stuff as told by specialist at a store called fin that's all they have is freshwater fish nothing else in the store.
This is what I did

Came home soaked my new sand in cold and warm water for about 1 hour swooching it around often and letting the water just go through it. I then put the sand in the tank and added the previous tank water to it This is not new water it's old from the tank and some from my 30 gallon. I also kept some of the aquarium rocks that they had to keep some bacteria. I've noticed that the tank is clearer then last night but not much....the filter is on good and it is sucking up as I find dirt in the little cracks.
__________________

__________________
mamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,409
why did you put tank water in it? it could be cloudy if all you did was soak the sand, if you dont repeatedly rinse it removing the dirty water each time you "swoosh" it around, it doesnt clean it as good...
__________________

__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Posts: 25
I used the old tank water to be able to reproduce what they had as less a shock on the fish and to keep some bacteria also, I did rinse the sand maybe I didn't express it right. I did go to the store and they told me because of it being new sand, it will take a day or two to get better
__________________
mamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ezy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco's Barbary Coast
Posts: 2,545
Send a message via ICQ to ezy33
IME use Activated Charcoal in your filter, it will polish the water making it clear. It will probably clear up on it's own in a few days.
__________________
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
ezy33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: England
Posts: 124
if u have that problem then = another answer i did that once with my old tanks when i was a begginer it will clear in 3-7 days
__________________
factorboa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Posts: 25
thanks guys can't wait to see it nice and clear to be able to add live plants. in my 30gallon, I couldn't put any live plants my gold fish would eat it
__________________

__________________
mamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cloud, cloudy

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am SOOOOO ready for a shopping spree Fluff Mid Atlantic & the Virginia's 104 03-04-2008 10:43 PM
Cloudy cloudy cloudy madhatter208 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 06-13-2007 01:28 AM
cloudy? atomicbiscut Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 03-20-2007 10:50 PM
do bloodworms cause 'cloudy water' ??? my water is cloudy Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 10-23-2005 06:54 PM
I'm sooooo excited BrianNY Aquaria Off-Topic 18 07-04-2005 12:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×