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Cloudy water from tap


kerry123

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I'm treating my fish for dropsy in a plastic tub with heater and air pump, but no filter. I'm doing 100% wc daily and adding prime and Epsom salt.

Today while doing the wc, I found the water from the tap is really cloudy, I don't know why but it never happened before. So I tested the tap water and results are 0 nitrite but 0.25ppm ammonia(usually its 0 ammonia)

But because I don't have filter for the plastic tub, there isn't any bacteria to balance out the ammonia, so I'm wondering if I should double dose prime.

We also don't have any other water source...

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A regular dose of prime will detoxify up to 1.0ppm of ammonia for at least 24 hours, so you should be fine even with the normal dose. A double dose will surely not hurt the fish :)

I would try to find out though what's going on with your tap water. Maybe give the water company for your area a call?

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? for you are you using the hot water out of your tap ? when your getting water, if so hot water will have more mineral content in it, thus coming out more cloudy than cold water.

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Let the cold water run for a few minutes. As koko was saying there might be some left over from your hot water heater in the pipes. Hot Water Heaters have their own eco system....

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You might also try setting it out in a bucket or buckets for a while... sometimes my tap water comes out really bubbly and if the bubbles are small enough it looks more like it's cloudy than anything.

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Let the cold water run for a few minutes. As koko was saying there might be some left over from your hot water heater in the pipes. Hot Water Heaters have their own eco system....

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Yup I just did a water change and had Micro bubbles in my water :(

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I have the micro bubbles too because in winter I have to mix hot and cold water to refill the tanks.

Due to our pipes being only like a foot and a half below the ground, the cold tap water temperature in summer is 94F and in winter in the low 50s. Because of that, I use part hot water and the more I use, the more micro bubbles are in the tank during filling. They go away within a few minutes though.

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Thanks for all the reply. I use a mix of hot and cold water to get the water to approx 24degree Celsius(which I do everytime during wc but never had a prob). But I had let the water run for almost 5 minutes and I also re-change the water after I found it to be so cloudy, but that didnt work. So I wait for about 15 minutes then tried refilling again which didn't work aswell. So I decide to just use that with double dose of prime.

Hopefully the water will be normal today or I'll check with my council.

Thanks for the help!

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I have the temperature problem too sometimes either too hot or cold depending on time of year. I ended up getting ten buckets and I fill them with cold til they reach ambient temp. But that won't help much if you keep the tank warmer than house. Then a spare heater might be good.

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