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I just changed the substrate on my grow out tank. I put crushed coral in and took out my other base. I took all the fish out to do this and put them in a bucket. This is a fry tank 20 gallon high. The tank is extremely cloudy now but I was wondering if I can add the fish to it anyways or should I wait for it to clear?

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The filters are the same ones that have been running for a year now...

Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Well the cloudy water can be from the new crushed coral or a mini cycle since you removed your substrate. The mini cycle is normal. Did you test ammonia and nitrite? Since the fish can't live in a bucket, test the water and if you see ammonia and/or nitrite do a large water change and add Prime or something similiar to detoxify the ammonia. Then I would add the fish. Hopefully the fish will be ok.
 

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I put about 75% new water to it and the ammonia and nitrite are 0. Can I put the fry in the tank even though I will not be able to see them since its so cloudy

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rollin75 said:
I put about 75% new water to it and the ammonia and nitrite are 0. Can I put the fry in the tank even though I will not be able to see them since its so cloudy

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This type of cloudiness from substrate typically does no harm to fish.
 
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