hazy/clear/hazy/clear - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Kittysnax's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston Area, TX
Posts: 183
Send a message via Yahoo to Kittysnax
Unhappy hazy/clear/hazy/clear

Ok so I set up my tank last Thursday (Dec 10th) and My water was goin:

day 1-hazy (obviously, i just put eco-complete in and added a java mossball)
day2-clear (added 3 java ferns)
day 3-hazy
day 4-clear
day 5- clear
today - hazy round the 1st hour or 2 the lights were on then clear.

its not like insanely hazy, just kinda...light foggy-ish. My plants seem to look the same as they did when I put them in, so I suppose that is good, and the betta is more active than ever before. (not in a bad skittish-stressed way) I feed her every other day only like 3 betta-pellets. I have maybe 7 pond snails in there and like 5 hang out at the top while the other two kinda just truck around the bottom like nothing is wrong.

Should I be concerned cause I've never seen this before! LOL! I was used to cycling a tank with just fish and when the water got hazy there was a problem. This just kinda...fixes itself. If its the plants workin on it, I didnt think 3 tiny java ferns and a moss ball could keep a new 20G in check? Can they?

also: I dont have the filter's pad in there because it came with charcoal in it. (it has this weird plastic screen thing I kept in there)
Kittysnax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Moody636's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 419
It's probably just a bacterial bloom and it should fix itself. Give it some time...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Moody636 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Kittysnax's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston Area, TX
Posts: 183
Send a message via Yahoo to Kittysnax
well i hope so, cause I plan to try and push my husband into lettin me get some more plants friday LOL
Kittysnax is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 01:49 AM
Banned
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 217
or a possible ammonia spike...

ammonia in the water will give it that hazy look too...eventually it will fix itself when teh colony is of sufficient size...

youll go to bed with hazy water and the next morning it will be crystal clear...jus stick with your weekly water changes and watch your water parameters and itll be fine
killacross is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome