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My 10 gal tank with crs, red rilis and snow bees has become a little clouded.  All water tests are good:

tds 150

Ph 7.0

GH 5

KH 0

Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate 0

 

I did feed a steamed mulberry leaf yesterday and also gave them some SL Aqua Snowflake.  Do you guys think the mulberry leaf or snowflake could create this?

 

Thanks

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Soothing - Yesterday I pulled the driftwood out to trim out the crazy growing java moss.  But the tank was a little clouded before that. But I really notice it now.

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The most common way is to let it be and don't feed for several days.  It will "burn itself out."  Unfortunately, it can take some time.  Up to 2 weeks sometimes, as long as ammonia is low.  And no amount of water changes will help.

 

Usually the bloom will dissipate as the nitrogen cycle becomes established and stabilizes.

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Strange  - the tank has been established and cycled for months.  I wonder if the last 1/2 gallon of plain ro I dripped in could have caused this.  My ro is stored for a while before I use it. I have been working on lowering the tds for a couple of months from 180 to 150 - a little at a time.  Will my shrimp be okay during this waiting period to clear?  It is so great to have help from you. My favorite actor!

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Airstones installed.  Shrimp all look good - even found a beautiful molt.  I will check ammonia, nitrite and nitrate every day - twice a day if you think best.

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Yeah, you're right, Soothing.  My SO just asked me if this hobby brings me more stress than joy - I emphatically said immediately "hell no, I love these shrimps"  haha.  But really, I do LOVE this hobby. These little critters (and all you people) have my heart.

I just tested - ammonia, nitrite and nitrate all 0.  Left 2 air stones in overnight - they are still in. I guess I leave them in til the water is clear again?

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