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    Sorry if this is not the correct place to post this.

    I have a 16 gallon cycling currently. A few days ago, I added the gravel, decor/plants and water. I also put in water conditioner, the recommended amount of Safe Start, an algae wafer and a gallon of vacuumed out water from my other tank. This morning, a few days after starting this aquarium, I turned on the aquarium's light and I saw that the water is cloudy. I read that this sort of thing is "normal" and "good," that it's bacteria that is growing and will filter out in a few days turning my tank's water clear again. I read that that would be the "end of the cycle" once the water's levels read correctly and the water is clear again. Is this true, or is it just because of the algae wafer dissolving? I have no fish in there yet, so don't panic if the problem could kill my fish. If it is caused by the algae wafer, will this cloudy-ness filter out or will I have to do some water changes?

    Thanks.

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    If your trying to do a fishless cycle, then you would really need a better source of ammonia

    There is a link below in my sig to a thread here that explains one way of how to complete a fishless cycle, which is about the easiest way that I have found
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    If your trying to do a fishless cycle, then you would really need a better source of ammonia

    There is a link below in my sig to a thread here that explains one way of how to complete a fishless cycle, which is about the easiest way that I have found
    Okay, but do you think the cloudy-ness is due to it cycling or because of the algae wafer I put in yesterday?

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    Most likely due to bacteria, but I'm not completely sure that one single wafer could cause that in 16 gallons of water.

    But either way, that alone will not cycle your tank
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Most likely due to bacteria, but I'm not completely sure that one single wafer could cause that in 16 gallons of water.

    But either way, that alone will not cycle your tank
    That's what I'm thinking.

    Thank you.

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    tiinykat I would listen to Cliff and use his cycle info.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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