Jump to content

day 3 of cycle - water cloudy??


BubbleTrouble

Recommended Posts

BubbleTrouble

My tank is only a few days into the cycle and it is a bit cloudy! Yesterday, I had the lights on for a a few hours because I was adding in a few more dead rock to the aquascape - do you think this is what is causing the cloudyness?

Link to comment
seabass

Cloudiness is caused either by particulates in the water (like from silt from a disturbed substrate), or from a bacterial bloom.  Particulates should continue to settle (making the water clearer everyday), whereas a bacterial bloom could last for more than a week without clearing.  Without livestock, neither is cause for real concern.

 

Mechanical filter media (filter floss) should help clear particulates from the water.

Link to comment
BubbleTrouble
14 minutes ago, seabass said:

Cloudiness is caused either by particulates in the water (like from silt from a disturbed substrate), or from a bacterial bloom.  Particulates should continue to settle (making the water clearer everyday), whereas a bacterial bloom could last for more than a week without clearing.  Without livestock, neither is cause for real concern.

 

Mechanical filter media (filter floss) should help clear particulates from the water.

Okay great, I've got the filter going then and I'll let it percolate for a bit before freaking out haha

  • Like 1
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...