Milky water

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  1. Newbiejb

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    Morning so my tank is 1and a half weeks old and from yesterday it went all milky please help is this normal for a new tank
     
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    Was it clear and now went milky?
     
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    Yes was clear the hole time
     
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    I changed my filter matt was also white water that came of it
     
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    Ahh...might just be that the "dust" particals stuck in the filter matt spread through the water when you changed it....leave it...it should come right. Are you dosing anything? Bacteria source?
     
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    I used special blend every day for the first week double dose and now 1 a week normal dose. I have changed the matt before and never done this
     
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    Ok thats not right then...maybe its some sort of bacterial bloom...i would leave it to run its course...
     
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    Ok thanks will run it and hope for best going to test water just to make sure
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Ammonia spike? Are there any bubbles?
     
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    No bubles had my water tested amonia at 0.1 ph 7.5 dow
     
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    Can this be the course of the milky water added it on wednesday but I rinsed it of properly

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    What are those?
     
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    If they are ceramic rings...i wouldnt keep them in the tank...will just become a detritus trap eventually unless you shake them off daily...
     
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    Mixture of ceramic rings clay balls and stuf 41 in on filter media bought it at lfs
     
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    No need for that stuff.
     
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    Actually nothing wrong with ceramic filtration to add loads of biological filtration area to your tank if you can keep them clean
    Ammonia should be undetectable.... even at 0.1 it is an issue. also a ph of 7.5 shows something isn't right in your tank.
     
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    Yes my tank is still cycling 2weeks old
     
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    I had frozen shrimp in tank to start my cycle can that also be reason for milky water
     
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    Added ph up ph is now at 8.1
     
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