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Postby jakiana » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:43 pm

Well I've set up my new 95 litre tank, new home for my 3 danios when it's ready. 8 live plants so far, filter running and just trying to adjust the heater so the temp stays stable. Day 4 after setting it up, extremely milky. I take it it's just a bloom but was wondering if there's anything else I can do apart from partial water changes??
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Re: New tank

Postby Rob W » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:04 pm

Milky is normal and is a sign that things are progressing. No point in water changes until you add fish, are you doing a fishless cycle or cycling with the danios?
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Re: New tank

Postby jakiana » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:32 pm

I wanted to Add the danios in a few days but the ammonia and nitrate are way too high, wanted them to come down abut before I add the fish. Not sure if this is the right way to do it, but didn't want to put them in until I was sure that everything was working ok
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Re: New tank

Postby jakiana » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:47 pm

Well I've managed to get the tank to stay at 24 degrees so that's always a good start!! Lol :0)
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Re: New tank

Postby Carylnz » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:42 am

If you have no fish in there, where is the ammonia coming from? Have you added some to do a fishless cycle?
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Re: New tank

Postby jakiana » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:18 am

Not sure, I added tap safe to the water and cycle to kickstart the bacteria. No ammonia has been added
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Re: New tank

Postby Carylnz » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:05 am

What are your actual readings then? A cycle can't start without a food source being added to produce the ammonia.
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Re: New tank

Postby jakiana » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:29 am

I did add a tiny bit of fish flakes last night but the water tests were done before this was added. Not sure of the actual readings, the lfs did the test for me. I am going to get a test kit today to keep more of an eye on it. I added a tiny bit of the smaller tanks water to give it a head start, only a cup though. Maybe that's the cause. Should I still add the danios to the larger tank or shall I see what the readings are first?
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Re: New tank

Postby Carylnz » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:24 am

Check the readings in both tanks first. If ammonia is still up in both then do a water change in both.
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