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Old 10-06-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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I started up a new saltwater tank 5days ago. 50 gal w/live rock ,dry sand,2canister filters,pr skim. Ammonia is now 10 ppm,nitrite .3, nitrates 5 ppm.I started cycling with 2 shrimp.But the water is still cloudy why would that be?
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Bacterial bloom from the nutrients in the water column. Make sure the lights are off and run some carbon, it'll clear up.
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Yea i have left the lights off will put carbon in the filter thanks for the info
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