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  1. Default My new tank is cloudy with no fish in it


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    well I set it up one week ago today an it was clear but now cloudy , I have a penguin 200 . I will add a couple catfish in it next week . What do I need to do ? Thanks for your help , Its a 29 gal .
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    Looks good, cloudiness is normal in a tank that is cycling. Are you doing any kind of cycling to it? Or just letting it run? Do you know your parameters? ammonia, nitrite, nitrate?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    also, what type of catfish ya thinkin?

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    It is just running till I get a check next week ,then I will buy API master kit . Thanks for your input .

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    a couple cory catfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassdawg View Post
    It is just running till I get a check next week ,then I will buy API master kit . Thanks for your input .
    I would highly recommend you look up the fishless cycle under the beginner section. It will show you how to build a good colony of beneficial bacteria that are essential to a healthy tank. Without them your fish will succumb to ammonia poisoning. It is a boring process but much much better on your and your fish if you go this route. Letting the tank run a week isn't going to do anything. That's what happened to me and I most have lost a dozen fish before I got it sorted out.


    Also, a couple of cories? Why you could do a nice school of cories in a 29 gallon. :) Just after it cycles of course.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Here's the link to the fishless cycling.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassdawg View Post
    It is just running till I get a check next week ,then I will buy API master kit . Thanks for your input .
    sadly, without running a cycle, which you can do a fishless cycle at this point, just running it wasn't doing anything :(

    And cory cats will be great for that tank, but you need to be sure its cycled because since they are bottom dwellers, they are at the highest risk of ammonia poisoning if it is not cycled

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    Thanks to all . How would it be to add Api quick start ,

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    You don't need it, just pure ammonia and a good liquid test kit
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