Cycling and Cloudyness?? Need help... Thanks!!

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  1. Tyman

    Tyman Plankton

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    Cycling and cloudyness??

    I have a 10 gal freshwater tank. Just tested the water. Here are the results: Nitrate- 10 to 20
    Nitrite- 0
    Total Hardness- 150 : (I know I need to ,some how bring that down, where I live I have very hard water, thoughts??)
    Alkalinity & pH are good
    4th day of having it, going thought cycling right now. Temp is at 80. I have no fish. Just trying to get everything perfect, any suggestions?? My tank is a little cloudy, should I do a 20% water cycle??

    Thanks for the time!! :)
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Boy been a long time since I had a Fw tank like 30 years, but if memory serves me correctly a nitrogen cycle is a nitrogen cycle, therefore I would wait it out, 4 days is nothing.

    Cloudiness I would not worry about on the 4th day.

    Did you add anything to the tank or does your water source have a high nitrate level?
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Let it recover on its own. Turn off the lights if you have no fish or plants.
     
  5. Tyman

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    I just added decorations, conditioner, bacteria ( the stuff the comes in the bottle), and air tubing and air pump.
     
  6. Brownie

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    Let it ride! I always cycle my fresh tank with fish. Usually day 4 to 6 you'll see cloudiness and everybody says lets add something to get rid of that and that's WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its natural. In fact the water might have a musty smell but its natural and a part of the process so let it be.
     
  7. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    What's WRONG is cycling a tank WITH FISH!!! :(
     
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  9. Ryan Duchatel

    Ryan Duchatel Millepora

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    +1. Just dont do it. Its boarder line animal cruelty and there are definately other ways you can cycle your freshwater tank. I cycled my freshwater tank with a small piece of shrimp. You definately dont need live fish for cycling, and anyone who says you do.......................
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    The ammonia spike burns gills and stresses the fish. Easier ways to cycle than exposing a fish to horrible water quality.
     
  11. Tyman

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    Should tetras and danios go together??
     
  12. bearrock

    bearrock Astrea Snail

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    Tetras and Danios can go together.