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cloudy new tank is it ok?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:33 pm
by sks021973
Ok i have a 87g tank and bought it used. Filled it up, today is the third day. i decided not to wait for a fishless cycle. I went to Walmart and bought a water care kit. It says
it has the following: start Zyme, conditioner, and correct pH.(they were tablets) i put them in last night and this morning the water is cloudy. I also bought 4 cichlids should i be worried or is this normal?

Re: cloudy new tank is it ok?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:38 pm
by DJRansome
Cloudiness is not normal, but it may be with the product you used. Best to contact the manufacturer and ask.

It could also be from substrate that was not washed enough.

I would not have added fish until I got test results that said it was cycled. What are your test results for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and pH?

Re: cloudy new tank is it ok?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:36 am
by CeeJay
What kind of substrate are you using? Just set tank up with sand my water cloudy but every time I change the water it's getting clearer. You also should look at buying a complete test kit to check your water yourself. The cost will be the least of your money if you start losing fish.