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Old 04-16-2008, 11:34 AM   #1 
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Cloudy Betta water

Hi, I'm a relatively new betta mom. I had a betta a couple of years ago who lived in a vase with a plant on top....but a few weeks ago, I got a new one. Zoom lives in a 5 gal. Eclipse Hex. He's been the happiest fish, and I guess he still is, but I'm having a cloudy water situation that worries me. The test strips show that my water is acidic, and the water is cloudy. After water changes, it's still somewhat acidic. Ammonia is not a problem.

I'm a real novice at this aquarium stuff, but I want to take good care of Zoom. I have another betta in an Eclipse 5 Corner, and he's having no problems at all.

Zoom's tank has two silk plants, and a plastic cave. He has regular aquarium gravel, andsome well-washed glass stones added. Nothing is new, food hasn't changed, what's with my acidity problem?
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #2 
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well if the the tank is only 3 weeks old it could still be in the final stages of cycling and you should do a 25% change then just wait for it to go back down
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Ah. Okay. I did about a 25% change today. How often should I do the changes?[/code]
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:14 PM   #4 
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about every other day
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:04 PM   #5 
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Every other day is a little much dont you think ?
I do mine about every two days .
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:24 PM   #6 
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When the tank is established it's more like once a week. While it's establishing more frequently is better. Your test strips may not be accurate, I would suggest the API FW Master kit as your next purchase
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