I've got a 5.5 gallon tank I set up last night (filter, heater, water conditioner) and I woke this morning to noticed the water has gone somewhat cloudy. I rinsed everything with tap water before placing it in the tank, no soap either. Also, no fish has been in the tank.
I do have live plants in there though. Is it natural for plants to slightly cloud the water? Is this just part of the cycling process?
I noticed my filter started giving off bubbles too; after I put a check valve on it. Would this have something to do with it? Any replies are appreciated!!