Join Date: May 2015
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
So I've been doing water changes on my 55 gallon tank that I dirted last Friday. The water has been a murky green color. Is this because of excess nutrients? My parameters are between 7.2 and 7.6 ph and 0 ammonia 5 nitrites and about 5 nitrates. Is this just part of the cycling process? I've been doing water changes everyday. Today I did about a 50% water change and the other days I have been doing about a 20% water change. Is this because I have excess nutrients in my water? I order 12 dwarf water lettuce moneywort and more jungle val for my tank to help soak up the nutrients. I have quite a few plants in there already still, but I'll be adding more plants. I have a sun sun 304b canister filter with UV coming in which may help becuase right now I have a marineland biowheel HOB 50 gal filter sitting on the back until I get my canister filter. I also am using a nat geo 30 in light until my satellite plus pro comes in the mail Tuesday. So is this just a normal process of my new tank? I've googled a lot of stuff about murky green water but a lot of things don't really talk about it. Also I forgot to add that my plants are melting. Will new leaves grow back and this is just the process of a new tank?
Last edited by AndrewV; 05-11-2015 at 05:55 PM.