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Old 11-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Help, all of a sudden cloudy!

I recently setup a 90 gallon fowlr tank. Went through the cycling process and over the past few wks i have added a small pair of false clowns, small pair of bangaii cardinals and a peppermint shrimp.
I woke up this morning to find the tank quite cloudy. I am not sure what the culprit is. I last did a water change last wednesday. I took some tests today, and everything is fine, although pH could be higher (around 7.9).

I want planning for another water change til next wednesday. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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Could be just a bacterial bloom. Is there any odor coming from the water?
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No odor that I could detect.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
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Lets just say it is a bacterial bloom. If it was, should I do a water change, or wait until the water clears?
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Do a 10% pwc. Also keep an eye on nitrates. How long do you leave on lights and how often do you feed?
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Nitrates have held steady at 20 or less. Lights were about 10 hours, but I have adjusted that. I have a hob mini fuge that is lit longer, so that light bleeds in for an hour or so before and after the main tank lights. Also think I have over fed for the last couple if days, since one of the cardinals sends to hide and doesn't seem to interested in food.
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Yeah, your trates are high... Try to get them to about 10 or lower.
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Also lights for about 7 hrs are plenty.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:24 PM   #9
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What kind of macro do you have in your minifuge?
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Adjusted light timer already. Trates are high? I get so many mixed reviews on this. I have heard that the goal is zero. Also heard that zero is impossible. Have heard that 40 and under is fine for fowlr tanks. I would love to get them lower, but a 10% water change will move it from 20 to 18 right? Want to get it right, but I am so confused. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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