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Cloudy water back again
Fish tank been running about 3 weeks now. Have 6 glofish. All seems well and getting cycled, however, cloudy water with white coating appears on the filter side. Pictures below. Readings. Ph is 7.2 ammonia .25, nitrites and nitrate .00. Please advice. Will perform 25% water change tomorrow.
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It looks like there is little to no surface agitation, that will help to remove any surface films (they can stop oxygen exchange) point a filter outlet upwards or add an air pump. As for cloudy water don't be tempted to try and do too much, tank is still starting, have you added prime or a bacteria supplement such as tetra safe start? Any other tank specs temp, size brand of dechlorinator.
How is your tank cycled if there are no nitrates?? Also your ammonia is a little high, so do a 50% water change ASAP. It sounds like your tank is cycling.
After looking at the tests, I realized that posted results 30 min after the initial time of reading and mixed up the values. Ammonia was 0.00, nitrites 0.00, nitrates 5.0. I do have full surface agitation in the front. But this is the first time I have this type of filtration system.
Is it recommended to add an airstone to the filter area or just skI'm the top?
I used all the good API products to reduce ammonia, chlorine, etc., during water changes and when adding fish in small batches.
Does the back part have a cover? It may be coming from the air near the tank, I would only skI'm when it looks like it's an issue.
When you say you are using apI products to reduce ammonia, that should never be needed, once a tank has cycled when water changeing, dechlorinator is all that should be added. I use one that also adds a little aleo Vera but it's not really needed just the water conditioner. If you are reading ammonia your tank has yet to cycle or something is causing it like uneaten food, this will also cause cloudy water as you mentioned, might be worth cutting back on feeding time.
The back filter is not covered, so I now assume its that issue. I am going to start using Amquel+ inconjunction with the regular Amquel. Went on their website and got good info on that. I do use the conditoner you mentioned. Did a 20% water change. Fish appear healthy and no changes in behavior are noted. It is a 24g tank. My concern was using that new filtration system and what to expect if something went wrong. Thanks again. If anything changes I will post.
Ok just be aware that ammonia turns to nitrite - just as harmful a lot of people use prime to stop fish loss, I used tetra safe start when I set up my last tank, seemed to speed up the cycling process to around 2 weeks, good luck
Will do. Thank you all. Its always good to talk to those that been there, done that, and share the knowledge.