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Is your water turning cloudy in your new aquarium?

Date Published - 6th December 2011 - Published by - iQuatics Ltd

This can be due to several factors.  Firstly if you are new to the hobby, one of the mistakes that we have all made is overfeeding your livestock.  When the food breaks up in your tank, depending on the food, it can make your tank look murky and cloudy. Try to keep you food to a minimal. Put in your tank what the fish can consume within a couple of minutes and no more.

• If you get a bacteria/algae boom, this can cause your tank to look cloudy and grey. This is down to the Nitrogen cycle. This is one of the most important parts of fishkeeping you should defiantly learn about. Below is a simplified table to show how the nitrogen cycle works within your aquarium:
• Replacing all of your filter media is a no go when performing maintenance on your tank as it is here where all the good beneficial bacteria is living. Try and only swap half of your filter media at a time.
• When performing water changes in your freshwater tank make sure that the water isn’t cloudy as this can cause a pH swing and cloudy water. The best way to prevent this is to let the water age a day or two before perform the water change.

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