How to recognize a completely cycled tank.My new aquarium water becomes cloudy after 10 days of introducing goldfish. Why? What to do?
Ur tank is cycling. There is a great article on this, just go to the search bar and type in Nitrogen Cycle for beginners. It'll tell u all about it. For u to recognize a cycled tank you will need a test kit and go by the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels. Also, usually when a tank is cycled the water looks much clearer. How big is ur tank? How many goldfish?
The two most common reasons for a tank to go cloudy are;
1) It could be the beginning of an algal bloom. This starts out white, but if it is algae it will soon turn green
2) It could also be a bacterial bloom an this is simply pert of the tanks cycling process. This is good!! A bacterial bloom is an "explosion" of beneficial bacteria and it will settle down to normal levels soon.
How long has this tank been set up for?
Do yo know your ammonia, nitrIte and nitrAte levels, knowing these are key to understanding where your cycle is at. If you have these results available, please post them on here for us.
BTW welcome to MAC mate.
I have a 6" male calico oranda and four other orandas in 90g aquarium.My problem is that my calico remains still on top of the aquarium 24 hours and does not come down.It moves very little but takes food very aggresively.What to do?
sound like your calico is a problem with its swim bladder.it is sometimes caused by ammonia in the water.if your tank is not cycled it will have ammonia in it.
What kind of filter do you have?in a tank that large and with that type of fish a cannister filter would be your best bet.
By the way you are most welcome to join the site as a member.
how much time is required to cycle a 90g aquarium if we change 15-20% water every 10 days.
It all depends. As long as your monitoring your Ammonia, NitrIte and NitrAte levels, it can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks on that size aquarium.
Does gravel vacuum method of cleaning aquarium gravel removes all beneficial bacteria or not.If it removes all bacteria then how much time is required to reproduce those bacteria in the rest of the water(I changed 25-30% water).Thanx
If we add table salt in freshwater aquarium for removing itching in goldfish, are beneficial bacteria in aquarium become dead or not?
Most table salt contains iodine, which is not good for fish. To kill the ich parasite, gradually raise the temperature to 84 or 85, and leave it there for three weeks. That will kill the adult parasites and all the little ones that hatch out. Also make sure water quality is good so the fish can fight off the ich infestation.
If you decide to use salt, use either API Aquarium Salt or pure sodium chloride such as found in canning salt, etc.
From your previous postings, I thought you may benefit from reading a little more about the nitrogen cycle. Here's a link:http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle- for-beginners-358.html
I have oranda goldfish with small wen but their wen are not increasing for last two years. Kindly give me tips to increase wen as well as size.Can i give them chicken or earthworms? would it be better for oranda goldfish and water condition? if any other suggestions also explain. Thanx
I have oranda goldfish with small wen but their wen are not increasing for last two years. Kindly give me tips to increase wen as well as size.Can i give them chicken or earthworms? would it be better for oranda goldfish and water condition? if any other suggestions also explain.I am using pellet(Hikari Oranda Gold).