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Help - new tank /clouded water

bartang

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I hope you can help me out
I have set up a new tank 4 days ago. I got lots of supplements to build healthy bio environment/micro elements. Water go a bit clouded in first day and fought that after couple days it will get back to normal. Actually it is other way around. do I should to change water a wait bit longer.
I planted a lava moss on the trees.
filter us running normally
I'm afraid if I will start changing water now/ofter the lava moss will fell off
 

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Tom72

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What you have there looks likes a bacterial bloom, which is very common with a new set up, it will clear as the filter matures, this is a slow process so don’t expect gin clear water any day soon. You need to do 30 to 50% daily water changes for the 1st week and reduce that down to 50% weekly by week 4. The bloom is harmless and little you can do and is part of the maturation process. When I first started I had exactly the same problem, as well as diatoms, no one tells you about these things but it is all normal and happens to the pros as well. The trick they have is to use a mature filter and media at the beginning on the process which solves a lot of these problems. Good luck
 

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