i found my water cloudy like something produce ammonia

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    minajaguar

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    i have anemones and hermit crabs .. 30 gallon .. with skimmer only filtration..
    i found my water cloudy like something produce ammonia but i don't know what s it ...
    all live stock are doing good .. what i have to check ?
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Is it white cloudy or green cloudy?

    White cloudy (which is what I assume it is based off the ammonia comment) is usually a bacterial bloom. Anytime something is off in your water you should at least test for ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and pH.

    Green cloudy is an algae bloom, FWIW.
     
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    ammonia 0
    nitrite 5
    nitrate 10
    ph 8.3
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Ooooo....watch out for that nem. This mini-cycle could kill it.
     
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    If your tank has only been up 4 months it was way too soon to add the anemone in the first place.

    And if your nitrites are 5 and that's not a typo then that could kill everything in the tank. :-\

    I recommend a series of large water changes and try to figure out what caused the problem. Watch out, if shit starts dying now you could have a cascade effect.
     
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