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PostSubject: Cloudy tank   Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:12 am

My 2 week old cycling tank is cloudy and the filter is acting funky, the water is really murky, so i did a 20 % water change. Should i just wait now?
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:16 am

how big is your tank? with smaller tanks you can do a complete water change. there is probably a bacteria up-spring, which is the cause of the cloudy water. if you live near a wal-marts or something, even petsmart and stuff should have it, get some Cycle, it puts good bacteria in the water which helps keep the bad stuff down (its what I use and have cut down on having the cloudy water). Also your filter could need to be changed if it's acting funky, it may be full.
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:20 am

its a ten gallon US and i do have cycle, but is it safe to put in? it says only once a week?
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:03 pm

You can add Cycle and most other liquid bacterial supplements everyday if you want. I'm not sure why they only recommend once a week but it may be more for an established tank and you add some weekly to keep the filters healthy.
Personally I use Sera Nitrivec and add a double dose each day for a week. Then stop using it. It gets the filters going pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:41 pm

I think my filter is screwy, It occansionaly will spit out this weird cloudy residue that my fish stupidly eat up, it stops if i adjust the media but it occasionnally is the source for my cloudyness.
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:12 am

Sounds like the motor could be dodgy. Has the motor been cleaned? Try taking the impellor out and washing it. Quite often that will fix the problem. If not I would be looking at a warranty claim depending on how old the filter is.
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:45 pm

If your tank is already cycled, you can probably take apart the filter and clean it.

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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:53 pm

what if it isnt cycled? it is cycling.
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy tank   Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:57 pm

If it's still cycling, then I would suggest to let it go. I doubt that the stuff coming out of the filter can be bad for your fish, but I'd keep a close eye on them anyway.

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