can i add fish yet?

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am new to fish keeping and have just started my 180L tank. my nitrates are 20, nitrites 0 and ph is 7(and have been stable for 3 days now) but my water is still slightly cloudy (white). is it safe to add some hardy fish yet or do i need to wait until the water had de-clouded? please help
 

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what is your ammonia reading?? If it is above 0.25ppm, then you have to keep waiting, tanks take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to fully cycle, unless you use bio spira, if you add fish before the cycle is finished, it will just take longer for it t complete and you have no choice but to do daily water changes
 
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ammonia reading was between 0 and 0.25.
 

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i would say you're ok to add fish, but only 2-3(or less) a week until you're stocked that waym you're tank won't go through a mini cycle
 
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