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Old 6th September 2017   #1
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I am getting a new axolotl today but my tank water is cloudy. to start cycling the tank I put a starter in there and 25% of the water is from another cycled tank and 75% is fresh. My pH keeps increasing overnight and I have to condition the water every morning. I have had my water tested and ammonia is not the problem. I also have feeder fish to cycle the tank (don't worry I am going to take them out when I put the axolotl in). This species of feeder fish are very sensitive to the nitrate cycle so they are usually a good indicator of poor water quality.
The water was cloudy yesterday morning when I woke up. The only thing I can think of is that it is either from the terracotta pots I put in the tank the day before yesterday or a bacterial bloom from using the starer with the cycled water.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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As long as your tank is fully cycled you should be okay.

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