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We have one baby goldfish in a 30 gallon tank with a 45 gallon filter. We cycled the tank before we out him in. He has been in since Thursday and when I woke up this morning the water was really cloudy and murky looking. How do we fix this?


 

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How did you cycle the tank?
 
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We used rocks and water from our old tank and added the ammonia and yes we have been testing the water


 

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Adding water from old tank doesn't really do anything. Most of the bacteria lives inside the filter. Can you post your test numbers?


 

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It might be a bacteria bloom, I agree with the others, test your water.
 
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I just tested the water. Ph is a little low at 7.0. Ammonia was at 0ppm nitrite was at 0ppm and nitrate was at 0ppm. I will get some of the ph adjuster to raise the ph but in not sure where to go from there.


 

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what are you testing with? is it the strips? nitrates should have some sort of reading, and I wouldnt worry about your ph, not many fish are that picky about it.
 
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No I have the testing kit


 

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Yes it's not smart to mess with your pH, it could cause a crash and have serious consequences..


 
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