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Old 03-22-2015, 09:32 PM   #1 
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Question Cloudy Water Questions

A couple weeks ago I set up new 5g tanks for each of my bettas. (2)
They are the Aqueon 5g mini bow tanks.
I used API Quick Start to get them started and added the fish a couple days later. About 4 days later the water was cloudy. So I dumped the water, cleaned everything and started over and put new filter media in. The same thing happened, a few days later and the water is cloudy.
The water tests normal. I've used API in the past when I had 2g tanks set up for them w/o filter and not had this issue.

What am I doing wrong?

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:59 PM   #2 
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You're not doing anything wrong. Cloudy water in a new tank is perfectly normal; especially if there's little water agitation. Give it several more day or add an airstone or bubble wand. I use bubble wands in all of my tanks and the Betta seem to enjoy playing in them.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:34 PM   #3 
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I just picked up a new air pumps, the other one died. Will get those set up tomorrow.
Thanks!!
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Pretty much the first week and a half my tank was set up, it was wicked cloudy, but then cleared itself right up. I wouldn't worry too much! It freaked me out, too.
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