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Old 04-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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New 55 gallon cichlid setup

I have set up a new 55 gallon cichlid tank and would like some advice on getting rid of some cloudiness in my tank. It has been set up for about 10 days. I still need to do a 10% water change and need advice concerning chlorine etc. I have left a clean 5 gallon of water overnight with conditioner in it and was wondering if that is the right way to do it. Thanks,Fred
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Hi and Welcome....

Is your Tank cycled?

There are plenty of water clarifiers on the market but in this case I think you might want to identify what is causing the cloudiness. A lot of the members use Seachem Prime as their water conditioner. I just stick with all SeaChem Products to maintain consistency.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Do you have an API test kit? Please invest in one asap as well as a good water conditioner such as Prime. If your tank has only been setup for 10 days, it is not cycled. Please read the following link & roll up your sleeves because you have lots of water changes ahead of you until your tank is fully cycled. The cloudiness is likely a bacterial bloom (not the good kind) due to high levels of ammonia and/or nitrite. Water changes will reduce the toxin levels of these chemicals. Please ask if you have any questions!

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
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