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    copeladix Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 5, 2009, 07:04 AM
    Using hard water for my fish tank
    I have a 65 gallon fish tank and we have well water is there anything I can use to remove the lime from my water? It's making my tank cloudy. I've tested the PH and it's around 7.4 and the nitrite is 0 and the nitrate is also at 0. The fish seem fine It just looks ugly being so cloudy. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Mar 5, 2009, 07:12 AM
    There are lots of products available at pet stores that remove chemicals from water and remove cloudiness.
    I use just a generic water ager as well as a product called GEOLIQUID it removes the cloudiness completely within a day.
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    AKaeTrue Posts: 1,599, Reputation: 272
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    Mar 7, 2009, 10:22 PM
    A Ph of 7.4 is good.
    Even though you have well water, using a water conditioner can neutralize heavy medals that may be present in the water.

    If the nitrate level is a zero, that's a good indicator that your aquarium is
    Not yet cycled. The cloudy water is most likely ammonia and pollutants.
    And perhaps a beneficial bacteria bloom.Aquarium cycle.

    You'll have to wait the cycle out which can take up to 4 to 6 weeks.
    You also have the choice of using bottled bacteria to speed up the cycling process. A product I use and trust is Cycle by Nutrafin.

    Good luck, if I can help you with any specific questions, please let me know.
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    Mar 8, 2009, 02:28 PM

    Thank you both for the info.

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