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New Plants, New Setup

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by justin.sterling.scott, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. justin.sterling.scott

    justin.sterling.scott Prolific Poster

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    Hello, All.

    Briefly: 55 gallon corner bowfront, LFS gravel, Fluval cannister filter, a lot of new plants, well soaked wood/stone hardscape, 80 degrees F, decent circulation. Setup is 100% new as of 8 p.m. 18March2011. Initial pH according to drops only is approximately 7.2. Added Barr's GH booster, CSM+B, Mono Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Nitrate on lighter side of recommended, post water change dosings. Added Excel, twice recommended post water change. No CO2 injection set up. Water clear and moving with some left to be desired. EVERYTHING bubbly; plants floating up, etc. Shut off lights and went to bed.

    Today, 19March2011, checked tank at 9 a.m. Water is translucent and cloudy. Five hours later, at the time of this posting, I'd like to say it has improved, but I could not be sure.

    What is the issue? Why the cloudiness? What should I watch for and what should I do?

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    New tank syndrome will cause cloudiness. Your bacteria bed is forming and should clear in a few days at most....

    Perfectly natural for newly setup tanks...
     

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