Bacteria making tank cloudy
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:50 AM
I'm new to owning a tank by myself, and I was wondering if I'm right in thinking that daily 20% water changes will sort this out?
Will adding some shrimp to the tank help at all? I'm planning on getting two more tomorrow, anyway.
Thank you all
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:54 PM
is the tank cycled?
if no, than you need to cycle it, and mitigate the symptoms in the meantime.
if you add shrimp, to an uncycled tank they will die.
shrimp eat vegetation (algae, dead leaves, etc) and dead animals; not bacteria. they will not help with the bloom, and if you put them in an uncycled tank, they will die. shrimp are much more sensitive to NH3 than fish.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:10 AM
I assumed it was caused by bacteria because of the fact that I added a fish and it then went cloudy. Some quick googling and talking to my mum, showed that fish can cause cloudiness? I'm new to fish keeping, please forgive my ignorance, I've just never seen a cloudy tank after adding a fish.
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