White cloudy water in the morning?

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by PetLover418, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. PetLover418

    PetLover418Well Known MemberMember

    When I turn on my light in the morning, the water is white and cloudy, especially at the top half. According to my Sea Chem alert badge thing, my pH in the morning is 6.6 and at night is around 7.4. Just an indicator. Any ideas on why this is happening?
     
  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Adding CO?
     
  3. OP
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    PetLover418

    PetLover418Well Known MemberMember

    Adding Co would solve it?
     




  4. OP
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    PetLover418

    PetLover418Well Known MemberMember

    Any ideas anyone? I have 2 elodeas and a moss ball in there. Is there too much co2? Is the pH shift bad?
     
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Excuses : I meand to say : Are you adding CO2 ?
     
  6. OP
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    PetLover418

    PetLover418Well Known MemberMember

    No, I'm not.
     
  7. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Have you cycled the tank yet? And Chem alert badges don't work well. Do you have a master API test kit?
     
  8. OP
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    PetLover418

    PetLover418Well Known MemberMember

    The tank is cycled, but there is some ammonia in the water. But, i do not have nitrites and i do have nitrates. I do have a master API kit.
     
  9. boxtopValued MemberMember

    My experience is that cloudy water that looks white, especially in a relatively new tank, is a bacterial bloom and is part of the cycling process. Since you have ammonia in the water, I would say that the tank is not cycled completely yet. If this is the case, this will probably clear on its own as the cycle completes.

    How old is this tank? What are the water parameters of the tank water and also of the water you use to do your changes?
     
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