Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 10-14-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Devon United Kingdom
Posts: 1
Unhappy Hi from Devon UK

I need a little bit of help.I have run aqauriums for a few years now and have recently purchased a new one.
During setting up etc and the 10 days before adding fish everything was fine, however since putting fish into tank the water has become slightly cloudy, i have never experienced this before and need advice on the best way forward.
Thanks Gary

gary1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Fastfossil's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United kingdom
Posts: 285
Is your gravel new even if you rinsed it. It is normal to have cloudy water and can be fixed easy with a product from your local fish store (LFS). The water may have settled and the fish have stirred it up a bit.
Are the fish healthy?

Fastfossil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
mgamer20o0's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: so cali
Posts: 5,987
welcome to AA.
mgamer20o0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,888
Welcome aboard.
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
Wy Renegade's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,693
Welcome aboard; generally cloudiness is caused by fine particles from the substrate. If you don't want to add anything to deal with the issue, usually a little time will take care of it, as the fine particles will settle out or get filtered out. However, if you have a fish or invert that stirs the substrate, it may continue to be a problem.
the Bog

"Listen to some of these guys talk, and it's like they were born from their momma's belly with a fishkeeping encyclopedia in one hand and an API kit in the other" (unrevealed).
Wy Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 10:28 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
HN1's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ga
Posts: 8,169
Welcome to AA!
Question everything you see on the internet. ~ George Orwell
HN1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 10:41 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
FishEggs's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Posts: 2,211
Hi Gary
you should post your question in the Freshwater Brackish Getting Started section so we can really get into solving your problem. this section is just for introductions and some people dont visit this section much.
it is most likely that you have a bacteria bloom due to a new tank that hasnt cycled yet.
If you put off what you can do today until tomorrow it will never get done cause tomorrow never comes. It's always today.
FishEggs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 11:17 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
Deep Seven's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Van. Isl., BC Canada
Posts: 1,854
Welcome Aboard
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" A. Einstein
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." Helen Keller
Deep Seven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
Ziggy953's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
Welcome to AA!

Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.