I have just bought my first tank and decided to go coldwater. Followed the instructions for setup, using a filter with filter start. The water was clear but after two days the water has become slightly cloady. Will this clear up or do I need to add anything.
I was planning to introduce plants after 4 days and some fish after a week.
The tank is 64 Litres and I live in a hard water area.
Any help to a newbie would be appreciated.
must be the bacteria colonizing your filter
don't worry that will clear up over time
and don't forget to cycle :)
it should clear up with a little time.
before you add fish you should read the cycling stickys in the beginners corner and the free e book in the left hand menu. then you can decide whether you want to do fishless or a fish in cycle.
what kind of fish were you planning on putting into your tank?
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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Read the ebook on the left hand side. Has LOADS of great information which will explain everything. You havn't added fish yet so you could do a fishless cycle which would make your life A LOT easier. Just go to a local hardware store and get some pure ammonia, no soaps or scents.
Do you have a test kit(ammonia,nitrite,nitrate,ph)?
Any other questions feel free to ask!
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Thanks for the advice.
The e-book is for tropical fish. And do I need to cycle if I have a cold water tank?
As I said I am a complete begineer. I have ordered some books of the internet to assist me with fish choice.
yes, you will need to cycle the tank regardless if it's tropical or coldwater.
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Well I'm glad your doing your research before you buy fish, not after lol. Read up on the cycle, and do a fishless, much easier and you will build a big biological filter which means after you cycle, you can add a little more fish at once then how you would in a fish cycle.