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Old 09-11-2011, 10:10 PM   #1 
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Tank question

I have the Marineland Hex 5 Tank, but no fish yet. I cleaned it out (without soap!) and got it all set up last week and I've had the filter that comes with it (Bio-Wheel!) on to get it ready, and this morning I woke up and noticed the water was kind of cloudy as if bacteria was building up. There is no source of ammonia that I'm aware of in the tank. I didn't add water conditioner because there's no fish yet and I won't have any until I go to Petco to buy the fish. What could be causing this? All I have in there is a heater, thermometer, and a SpongeBob pineapple house (plants and gravel are going to be bought with the fish). Maybe there's ammonia in my water source? I don't know...
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:18 AM   #2 
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Maybe an ant or two fell in? I feel like the chlorine in the tap water would kill any bacteria though...
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:25 AM   #3 
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I know that the hardness of the water can contribute to it's appearance.. I don't know if it would make it cloudy or not.. Maybe you should test your water and see.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:21 AM   #4 
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Did you rinse out the filter media before running it in the tank? There is usually a lot of dust and particle build up in the various media types.
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I'll test it when I get a kit at Petco.

Yeah, I rinsed it and shook it just like the directions said to.
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