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Old 07-12-2011, 11:41 PM   #1 
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Hopefully a quick question!

I got my new fishie yesterday, put all the water in the tank with the conditioners n stuff, filters running etc. But the water looks kinda cloudy... any thoughts on why? He's swimming around fine...quite a bit more than my first betta actually... I'm just worried by the look of the water. I dont think the tank itself is discolored, but that might be it too O.o
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:14 AM   #2 
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Cloudiness is very normal with new tanks. Did you rinse your gravel very well before setting it up? It also could be what is called a bacterial bloom which are harmless and common in new setups. The ones I have will go away on their own after a few days.

How many gallons is your tank? You may want to try doing frequent 10% water changes over the next few days to make sure the ammonia levels stay low since your tank hasn't cycled yet.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:17 AM   #3 
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Its a 5 gallon tank. I rinsed the gravel when i first got it and again a few days before i got mr fishy. Ok little changes i can do. Thanks for your reply!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #4 
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We had the same thing happen to our tank. It was a bacteria bloom, and it took about a week or so for it to disappear.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:17 PM   #5 
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Cloudiness is very normal with new tanks. Did you rinse your gravel very well before setting it up? It also could be what is called a bacterial bloom which are harmless and common in new setups. The ones I have will go away on their own after a few days.

How many gallons is your tank? You may want to try doing frequent 10% water changes over the next few days to make sure the ammonia levels stay low since your tank hasn't cycled yet.

Basically what they said is right And yes, it is very normal for cloudiness. Hope your Bettas have a good time!
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:40 AM   #6 
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also if cloudiness continues, use Crystal Clear .... it helps clear up any left over...
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