What Just Happened, Cloudy Water??? Important

Discussion in 'Cloudy Aquarium Water' started by NC122606, May 22, 2019.

  1. NC122606 Valued Member Member

        I woke up this morning to the whole tank cloudy for some reasons and some white splotches on the tank walls. I’m not sure what just happened can anyone help me figure this out?

  2. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a bacteria bloom. Did you do anything different recently water change filter cleaning add more inhabitants? How new is the tank?
  3. NC122606 Valued Member Member

    It’s been up for about a month and 11 days.
    I water-changed about 75% 3 days ago.
    No fish yet.
    Didn’t clean the filter.
  4. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    So your currently cycling the tank.. what are you feeding the tank ? Do you have an api kit to test ammonia nitrite and nitrates? Usually with a bacteria bloom you can just let it be and will clear up within a few days.
  5. NC122606 Valued Member Member

    1. Ok so I’m using Dr. Tim’s Ammonia
    2. Yes I’ve tested it the last month and 11 days
    3. Yesterday
    Ammonia: 0.25
    Nitrites: <0.25
    Nitrates: 5
    4. Also using fritz - zyme 7
  6. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    Looks like from your reading your just about there. Leave the tank alone for 2-3-4 days to see if the cloudiness clears up and retest. Looks like the ammonia and nitrites are starting to do the conversion to nitrates. Good luck!