View Full Version : mini cycle

03-31-2005, 05:26 PM
okay here's the deal I have 2 tanks that have been running for about a year yesterday I made some DIY caves for my africans now today the water is cloudy in both tanks is this the result of bacteria growing on the new decorations (mini cycle) or something more should I be worried or is this normal Thanks

03-31-2005, 08:19 PM
Doesn't sound normal to me. What are the DIY caves made from?

03-31-2005, 08:48 PM
I used aquarium safe silicone to cover clay pots with gravel

03-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Hmmm were they like the orange terracotta pots?

And how long did you cure the caves?

04-01-2005, 06:58 AM
yes they are orange terracotta and I cured them for a little over 24 hrs

04-01-2005, 11:29 AM
Well the terracotta will leech a bit of color into the water, but after 24 hours silicone should be done gassing off.

What are all of your parameters?
Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, Gh, and Kh?

Where'd you get the gravel and are you fish reacting?