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Could This Be New Tank Syndrome??

I recently changed my substrate from seachem onyx to caribsea sand. I added iron tabs for my plants. But two days after changing the substrate the water is mega milky looking and stinks. The plants aren't responding well either and now I've had three guppies die. I've never had nts like this. Any thoughts?
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Did you change ALL of the substrate at once? If you did, then check your water parameters.. You may be going threw a cycle again. When changing substrates, its best to do it section by section, to avoid a recycle on the tank.

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I recently changed my substrate from seachem onyx to caribsea sand. I added iron tabs for my plants. But two days after changing the substrate the water is mega milky looking and stinks. The plants aren't responding well either and now I've had three guppies die. I've never had nts like this. Any thoughts?
My experience with caribsea is that you have to rinse the heck out of it b4 placing it in the tank. If you did that there should not be any cloudiness at all. Foul smell means something else is going on with your tank. Cycling should not stink at all. I suggest do a big water change and hunt for the problem
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I did change it all at once. I did a water change today and got some seachem bacteria for the tank. I'm guessing I destroyed all of the good bacteria I'd built up in the tank.
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