Tank cloudy??

Discussion in 'Cloudy Aquarium Water' started by Hamham, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. HamhamNew MemberMember

    i bought a 20 gallon tank about a week ago. I have put the gravel and filter in it and it's working fine. But I just realized it seems kinda cloudy¿ haven't put any fish in it.
    Any idea why that is and what could I do?
  2. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

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    Perhaps you didn't rinse the gravel well enough and in this case, give it time, it will filter out and or settle.

    Are you using Activated Carbon in the filter? If not, I suggest that you do.

    Ken :)

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  3. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    It's likely just a bacterial bloom. It's very common in new tanks. It'll go away on its own.
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Depending on the type of substrate used, you may experience some cloudiness. It will clear itself up as long as you are running your filter.

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  5. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    What are you cycling it with? just ammonia? or ammonia and a bottle of bacterial additive?