Originally Posted by Pawznklawz
Thank you for the advice. The starfish were gifts and I did a stupid mistake not researching then before accepting them. I was advice by the aquarium staff to drain all the water and and to add bacteria to cycle the tank. I drained all the water out and added bacteria 4 days ago. On the 3rd day I added 2nd dose of bacteria. The tank looks bad and it's very cloudy, barely can see the remaining live rock. I had the water tested at the aquarium place and they said the parameters are what they suppose to be while cycling the tank. They told me to leave it alone an a wait until it cycles. A will be getting water tested by them every week. I'm still concern about the tank, it looks terrible very cloudy, it looks like smoke is flowing inside the water. I'm not sure if the aquarium place is telling me the right advice.
Normal for a cycling tank means whatever livestock you have in there, if any, will be subject to ammonia poisoning. I would put down the bacteria bottle and wait it out at this point. Don't accept any more gifts for a while