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Hello guys, So got my first tank a few days ago, and yesterday I just added a few plants, Water was clear as could be, but this morning I woke up and its getting kinda foggy? What is causing that and how do I go about fixing it?
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If this is a new aquarium, it is likely a bacterial bloom.

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Dark is correct. You must cycle your aquarium.

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Re: Foggy water

Yep, it's the onset of opportunistic bacteria. Once it cycles you will be good. I had this in my 40 gallon when I set it up a while back.


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Alrighty, thank you guys, just did about a 20% cycle, Will do another one tomorrow and keep doing that till it clears up? Then once it all clears up time for some fish
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20% cycle? Another one tomorrow? Either you are confused or I am. Did you cycle your tank? Test ammonia and nitrite levels? I'll check back.
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If your tank is still undergoing the nitrification cycle, aka "cycle", changing the water a lot will just make the process take longer (cloudy water longer). Testing your water for Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate will help you determine when your tank has cycled, or built up enough beneficial bacteria to break down the organic bio load the fish and rotting debris excrete.

Reading this will probably help you get on track. Be sure to click the cycling links.

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Thank you, will give this a read through. As you can tell I am new to this.
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stuff the tank with plants & so when viewing the tank from above, you have covered 90% of it

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