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Old 06-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #1 
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Cloudy Water..Harmful?

Hello all.

I have a submersible, aqueon quiet flow filter in my tank. I have a stocking covering the intake so my betta's fins won't get shredded (this happened to my previous betta). This is working well, but I have noticed that the water will get a bit cloudy a few days before a water change. I changed his water yesterday, and it's already started to get a tad cloudy

The parameters are all normal Nitrate= 0, Nitrate= 0, Ammonia= 0, PH= 7.6 (it's a little high, I know). So, can cloudy water harm a betta fish? If not, I'd rather leave the stocking on because I don't want his fins to get hurt.
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Also, he's in a 5.5 gallon tank. I do 50% water changes with a gravel vacuum once a week.
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How long has this tank been set up? Is it cycled? It could be a bacteria bloom, which isn't a bad thing.
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I started the tank with API Quickstart a few days before I bought him. I bought him on June 13th, so around two and a half weeks. I did some research, and I do believe this may be a bacteria bloom. The tank isn't white per se, it is only murky.
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