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Cloudy fish tank water

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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby Michaelmouse » Fri May 11, 2012 9:17 pm

Its my step dads idea so ill do what he says then if it doesnt work ill either get rid of it or clean it again, its luke by the way haha
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby mucklelass » Sat May 12, 2012 11:34 am

Okay Luke! You might be best trying it his way first - you still have a back up plan...wash,wash,wash!!
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby Blowfish » Mon May 14, 2012 9:55 pm

sounds like you where over feeding! when uneaten food lays in the tank it will rot,mold,slime etc creating a nasty film on whatever surface its on and will also send your nitrite(No2) levels toxic fairly quickly!! make sure you feed very sparingly ideally for the first 4-6 weeks as the filter matures!
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby Big Den » Tue May 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Could be pH shock, what does the other tank read?
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby Michaelmouse » Mon May 21, 2012 4:07 pm

Okay guys thanks for all the ideas ive took everything in! Ive just cleaned the gravel and put it back in the clean tank. Will it be safe to use the same filter sponge? And how long before i can add plants and fish?
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby Anita » Mon May 21, 2012 6:54 pm

Just wash the filter sponge.
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby Michaelmouse » Mon May 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Okay and how long till the plants and fish? Could i use that bacteria stuff to get the tank cycled quicker?
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Re: Cloudy fish tank water

Postby POS_miniracer » Tue May 22, 2012 2:48 am

I've never had much faith in that stuff. I've tried a few and nothing works as well as a conventional cycle. I know it's tough but take your time and be patient and it'll pay off in the long run.
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