Thread: Beginner/somewhat cloudy water.
05-03-2012, 05:39 PM #1
Beginner/somewhat cloudy water.
Hello all! For starters i am a complete newb at all of this. First post to ANY blog and first fishtank of any kind. So growing up i watched my dad successfully run many many fish tanks and finally decided that now is the time for me to follow in his footsteps. So i recently purchased a used 45 USgal tank with everything included except substrate and fish. I cleaned everything with just tap water to the best of my ability. I then set everything up and filled the tank with water and used Prime dechlorinator. Everything seems to be working properly and the tank was looking amazing. I decided i was going to try cycling with fish. I let the tank sit over a weekend before adding any fish. I took a water sample to my local Petco and they did a water test for me and said my levels were all really good. So i bought 3 leapard danios to start the cycling process. The next day my water was a bit cloudy. I was just wondering if this is normal and/or maybe some advice on how to get rid of this? Thanks all.
05-03-2012, 05:42 PM #2
Sounds like a bacteria bloom which is normal when cycling a tank and will go away on it's own
There is a really good thread here that explains how to cycle your tank with fish (just in case you have not found that yet). There's a link to it below in my sig.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-03-2012, 05:44 PM #3
I can't say for sure what the cloudiness is. However, I would suggest getting your own liquid (not test trip) test kit if you are just now cycling your tank. Also, someone might know better, but 3 leopard danios (esp if not full0grown) might not offer enough bioload to effectively start your cycle.
05-03-2012, 05:47 PM #4
Cliff, thanks for the advice. And i've read through taht cycling with fish thread and found it very helpful! Thank you!